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During the 2019/20 season, Mr. Stella looks forward to making his debut as Amonasro in Vigevano, Italy, and covering Scarpia at Gothenburg, Opera, a company with which he has a long and successful association. Further performances this year include Opera Galas in Gothenburg, returning to concerts and Masterclasses in Riva del Garda, the Summer Opera Festival in Värmland, numerous oratorios, as well as the Fauré and Brahms Requiems. Over the past few seasons, Marco has delighted audiences, in concerts, oratorios and as the Phantom, in Phantom of the Opera. For the past three seasons, beginning in 2018, Marco has continued his collaboration singing in performances with Sweden’s “cake Queen” and judge of the hit series “Bake up Sweden,” Birgitta Rasmusson, on Viva la torta – a festive presentation of Italian pastries and music.
In 2007 he made his debut at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, as Angelotti in Tosca, conducted by Christian Badea, a role he revised at Austin Opera, conducted by Richard Buckley, and at Opera på Skäret. Marco Stella has also been heard at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Oldenburg and Teatro Puccini in Merano, making his debut in 2009 at the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. That season he returned to the Royal Swedish Opera as Dr. Bartolo conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. In 2010 he was soloist at the Opera Festival Gala at Miskolc, Hungary as well at the Bergen Festival in a production of Anne Pedersdotter. Beginning in 2011 Marco began his long standing relationship as soloist with the Gothenburg Opera, including roles such as the Chief of Police in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (directed by Graham Vick), Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Giancarlo Andretta, Ping in Turandot, the Speaker in The Magic Flute, Belcore in L ́Elisir D ́Amore, Lieutenant Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, and Scarpia. Recently, he returned to Gothenburg to perform the lead role in Phantom of the Opera and sing in the Twelfth Night Concert and Ball. One of his first appearances with the Gothenburg Opera was as cover as the Count in Mozart ́s Le Nozze di Figaro and the Father in Humperdinck ́s Hänsel and Gretel.
Shortly after graduation, for the three seasons 2002 through 2005, Mr. Stella was a member of the ensemble at Theater Lübeck in Germany. There he performed the Father in Hänsel und Gretel, Dr. Bartolo, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Zuniga, Truffaldino, and both Angelotti and the Sacristan in Tosca. He has also graced the stages in Wermland Opera, sang a contemporary opera in Vadstena, and toured as Dr. Bartolo in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany. His performance of The Monk in Duke Magnus and the Mermaid conducted by Niklas Wilén was recorded by Naxos. Mr. Stella also performed with the Auckland Symphony as Melot in a concert version of Tristan und Isolde.
In the US, Mr. Stella has been heard as Rigoletto at Cleveland Opera Theater and Angelotti with Austin Opera.
Marco studies with Dale Fundling, his voice-teacher and coach since 2004
“Marco is a great singer and actor who is investing himself completely to fulfill the demands of representing a character on stage. Both his vocal and physical power and skills allow him to perform freely without limits.
But he is also concerned about what is going on around him, both socially and in a theatrical sense. This makes him a wonderful colleague and a person great to work with.”Katharina ThomaStage Director - www.katharinathoma.com
“I had the joy to collaborate with Marco Stella in several opera productions and also to observe him in other performances at the Gothenburg Opera House.
Marco Stella is a singer and a performer of great intensity and temperament. With his dark and intense vocal timbre he always achieves the depth of a character. He is a true and complete artist.”Giancarlo AndrettaConductor
“Marco is an exceptional artist and colleague on stage and off. His rendition of the title role of Rigoletto with The Cleveland Opera at The Ohio Theater, PlayhouseSquare created a center around which the fabric of the entire production was woven and magnified.
Marco’s acting talent matches his vocal brilliance, thus constituting a complete package that every opera director is searching for and every audience member is craving to see and hear.”Dorota Sobieska, Ph.D.Executive Artistic Director - The Cleveland Opera
”…I must admit that one would have wished more of the dark coloured baritonal clarity that Marco Stella as the intriguer Gubetta contributes…Lucerzia Borgia – GubettaOPERA
“Baritone Marco Stella completely in habited his role as Rigoletto, the Duke’s hunch backed court jester, master fully using his vocal capabilities from top to bottom while maintaining a continuous sense of tragedy and pathos. His midrange, which rang with brilliance and resonance, was especially impressive.
– Cleveland Classical”Verdi – RigolettoOpera Circle, Ohio June 2013
“The character of Rigoletto, of course, holds center stage throughout, and Opera Circle was fortunate to engage Swedish baritone Marco Stella for the role. In addition to possessing a fine and flexible vocal talent, Stella’s superior stage abilities were fully in evidence as he imbued the bitter, hunch backed jester with a wide range of emotions and actions — scampering and grimacing provocatively in the opening scene at the palace of the Duke of Mantua; aged and weary in his humble home; and full of love and regret with his daughter, Gilda.
– The Plain Dealer”Verdi – RigolettoOpera Circle, Ohio June 2013
“…I must admit that one would have wished more of the dark coloured baritonal clarity that Marco Stella as the intriguer Gubetta contributes…
– OPERA”Lucerzia Borgia – GubettaGöteborgsoperan, Sweden June 2012
“…There is a lot that pleased in this competent and thrilling production. Foremost is Marco Stella’s presentation of the power-obsessed chief of police as a terrifying power seeker and rake.Scarpia is both so coldly calculating and, at the same time, so intensely human that the intensity of his sexual drive is impossible to miss. Scarpia is traditionally portrayed as a caricature of darkest evil, but Stella’s fiery baritone lends a rare impression of humanity to the role which results in a combination of both weakness and raw power – a true portrayal of Scarpia’s macho ideals and dictatorial vanity.
– Österlen 360”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“Sparks positively flew when the Chief of police and Tosca were together on the stage. The role of Scarpia was sung by Marco Stella, who portrayed the role of this diabolical man of power perfectly. Stella’s incredible stage presence enhanced the overall effect of his singing, making the vile character of Scarpia a pleasure both to see and hear.
– Norra Skåne”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“…The brutal and satanic chief of police, Scarpia, (baritone Marco Stella) has everything one could desire when it comes to dramatic intensity…
– Kvällsposten/Expressen”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“Marco Stella as Scarpia was, to say the least, magnificent: a dark, sonorous baritone with an acting ability that unquestionably characterized one of opera’s leading villains…
– Skånska Dagbladet”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“…Marco Stella…the ruthless Scarpia who desires Tosca… has the perfect combination of dark richness in his voice and the charisma of a cold-hearted mafioso.
– Kristianstadsbladet”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“…Marco Stella, with his dark baritone and terrifying stage-personality, succeeds by surprisingly simple means in conveying Scarpia’s manipulative obsession with power…
– Ystads Allehanda”Tosca – ScarpiaTour with Skånska operan, July 3 – August 1, 2009
“Vocal excellence a-plenty was found in the supporting roles as well, where especially Marco Stella, more bass than baritone in fact, was a powerful Angelotti.”
– Musicweb (Opera på skäret)”Tosca – AngelottiAustin (USA) and Lübeck
“N.N. hatte als Mesner gute Momente, litt aber besonders unter dem Dirigat. Dem Angelotti von Marco STELLA machte dies weniger. Er sang souverän seine Partie und spielte auch die Szenen, die Angelotti sonst nicht auf der Bühne ist, mit viel Pränenz.
[N.N. hade good moments as Mesner but suffered under the conducting . For Marco Stella as Angelotti this didn’t matter. He sang convincingly his part and played his role with a lot of presence.]
– Mittelloge”Tosca – AngelottiAustin (USA) and Lübeck
“Marco STELLA als Besenbinder sang die Rolle mit viel Einsatz und spielt glaubwürdig einen gutherzigen, aber dem Alkohol übermäßig zugetanen einfachen Mann.
[Marco Stella sang the role as ”Besenbinder” with a lot of dedication and played very authentically a kind hearted, simple man which has a strong weakness for alcohol.]
– Lübecker Nachrichten”Hänsel und GretelTheater Lübeck, Lübeck
“…”Marco Stella’s Father was colourfully characterised and sung, superb as a rollicking drunk in “Ach, wir armen Leute” but convincingly sober when he realises that the children have been sent to the haunted forest on their own. His diction was so perfect that one could follow every word he sang.”
Seenandheard-international.com”Hänsel und GretelTheater Lübeck, Lübeck
“The male solo-part was sung very stylishly refined by Marco Stella.God in disguiseGothenburg
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