Marco Di Felice 
BARITONE 

Marco Di Felice graduated in Modern History at Macerata University. In 1991, he began his study of operatic singing with Sergio Bertocchi, Paride Venturi and Raimundo Metre. He attended a number of courses to complete his training, including a Master Class with Leyla Gencer, the Accademia Rossiniana with Alberto Zedda and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Gianluigi Gelmetti. In addition to carrying out many concert appearances, he won a number of prizes at national and international competitions. Among these were the First Prize of the European Competition at the Teatro Comunale in Modena, the First Prize of the International "Di Stefano" Competition – making his first appearance in La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) as a consequence – and the First Prize of the International Competition at the Arena di Verona.

Marco Di Felice started his musical studies with Sergio Bertocchi, Paride Venturi and Raimundo Metre. He then specialized under the guidance of Alberto Zedda and Leyla Gencer at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He also graduated cum laude in Modern History from the University of Macerata. He successfully participated in numerous competitions, winning: 1st prize at the international competition of the Teatro Comunale in Modena, award that brought him to debut as Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore conducted by Richard Bonynge; 1st prize at the "Giuseppe Di Stefano" international competition, leading him to debut as Germont in La Traviata; 1st prize at the international competitions held at the Arena di Verona and Budapest Opera. He recently received the "Ettore Bastianini" Award.

Since his debut in 1997, he is frequently invited to perform at numerous prestigious international theaters and festivals, including: La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo di Vargas) at the Wiener Staatsoper, at the Maggio Musicale in Florence and in a production toured in Modena, Pisa and Ravenna recorded on CD and DVD for Dynamic; La Bohème (Marcello) at the Staatsoper Hannover; Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico Ashton) at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Verdi's Il Corsaro (Seid) in Athens and Genoa; Andrea Chénier (Gerard) in Macerata, Athens, Madrid, Marseille and Montecarlo; Simon Boccanegra (Paolo Albiani) at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari; Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) at the National Theatre in Tokyo and in Florence; Gianni Schicchi (title role) at the Opernhaus Graz; Il Trovatore (Conte di Luna) in Lecce and Sassari; La Traviata at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv and the Michigan Opera in Detroit; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Macbeth in Salerno; La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo di Vargas) at the Wiener Staatsoper; I Pagliacci (Silvio), Aida (Amonasro) and Carmen at the Arena in Verona; Tosca, Otello and Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio) at the Teatro Real in Madrid (with a DVD released by Opus Arte), in Barcelona and Naples; Ernani (Don Carlo) and Falstaff (Ford) at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Opéra de Marseille; Rigoletto at the Opéra de Toulon; I Puritani at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; I Due Foscari conducted by Renato Palumbo in Bilbao and for his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (April 2009); Tosca in Bari; and Maria di Rohan in Bergamo (Enrico). In the last seasons he starred Il Trovatore in Lecce; Cavalleria Rusticana in Barcelona; Ernani in Bologna; Un Ballo in Maschera at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata and at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Macbeth in Leipzig; Otello Cagliari in Frankfurt where he returned singing Un Ballo in Maschera; La traviata in Taormina and Turin; Aida in Marseille; Rigoletto in Koln.

Mr. Di Felice has collaborated with such conductors as Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Bonynge, Bruno Campanella, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gustav Khun, Zubin Mehta, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Oren, Renato Palumbo and Alberto Zedda. In 2000, he recorded Rossini's L'Equivoco Stravagante under the baton of Albero Zedda for Naxos.

His future projects include La Gioconda in Marseille; La Forza del Destino in Tokyo.

February 2014

 
 
 
On Stage
Fourth Concert RistoriSaturday 29 November
at 20:30
in Teatro Ristori
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