Schedule

Opera Gala!

Konserthuset, Göteborg - Sön 29 Mars, kl 15 och 19.

Föreställningar 2020

Viva La Tårta

Föreställningar 2020
Fredag 14 Februari
Partille Herrgård

Onsdag 19:e & Torsdag 20:e Februari
Smålands Musik & Teater Jönköping

Föreställningar 2018/2019
Tisdag 25 September
Göteborgsoperans Skövdescen

Lördag 2 November
Vänersborgs museum

Söndag 18 November
Lidköpings Folketsbio

Lördag 16 Februari
Trollhättans Folketshus

Lördag 23 Februari
Park Hjo

Söndag 24 Februari
Stora Scenen på Kulturhuset hav och Land Hunnebostrand

För info hur du bokar ”Viva la Tårta” Kontakta då Marco
På tel +46 708 545485 och eller mail
operastella@mac.com

19 FEB
"Viva la Tårta" Italienska bak och Operaverk presenterade av Kakdrottningen Birgitta Rasmusson känd från bl.a Hela Sverige Bakar, Anders Ottosson pianist och Operasångare Marco Stella
Smålands Musik & Teater Jönköping
20 FEB
"Viva la Tårta" Italienska bak och Operaverk presenterade av Kakdrottningen Birgitta Rasmusson känd från bl.a Hela Sverige Bakar, Anders Ottosson pianist och Operasångare Marco Stella
Smålands Musik & Teater Jönköping
29 MAR
Operagala med solister Eleni Matos -mezzo sopran, Jenny Sandelin - Sopran, Christian Juslin - Tenor, Marco Stella - Baryton
Göteborgs konserthus
05 APR
L.E Larssons. Förklädd Gud Solist. Marco Stella
Vänersborgskyrka
23 APR
"Viva la Tårta" Italienska bak och Operaverk presenterade av Kakdrottningen Birgitta Rasmusson känd från bl.a Hela Sverige Bakar, Anders Ottosson pianist och Operasångare Marco Stella
Göteborg
15 JUN
Riva del Garda - Masterclass Vocalità
15 Jun - 20 Jun 2020 MORE INFO SOON
3 & 5 JULY
Opera Verdi AIDA, Role: Amonasro
Vigevano, Italia
About

Baritone

Marco Stella

Marco Stella, Dramatic Baritone, is a Swede of Italian descent. He was educated at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. His Scarpia was hailed by the press as “fiery,” bringing “humanity to the role, which results in a combination of both weakness and raw power – a true portrayal of Scarpia.” Other reviews imbue his performance with “incredible stage presence,” calling his voice “magnificent,” and “a dark, sonorous baritone.”

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Marco Stella, Dramatic Baritone, is a Swede of Italian descent. He was educated at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. His Scarpia was hailed by the press as “fiery,” bringing “humanity to the role, which results in a combination of both weakness and raw power – a true portrayal of Scarpia.” Other reviews imbue his performance with “incredible stage presence,” calling his voice “magnificent,” and “a dark, sonorous baritone.”

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

Testimonials

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

Reviews

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.
– Göteborgs-Posten

God in disguiseGothenburg

Portfolio

Phantom of The Opera

Concert

Private

Portraits

2013 – 2017

Stage

2009 – 2012

Stage

Pre-2009

“Nulla Silenzio” 3:03

Marco Stella, baritone sings from G.Puccini´s opera “Il Tabarro” Michele aria “Nulla Silenzio”

“È sogno o realtà” 4:02

Marco Stella, baritone sings “È sogno o realtà” Ford´s aria from G.Verdi´s opera Falstaff

“Ah! Pescator” from La Gioconda 2:12

Ah, Pescator is Barnabas aria from A.Ponchielli´s opera “La Gioconda”

Lady Macbeth 7:23

Marco Stella in Lady Macbeth from the Mzensk District

Turandot 2:56

Marco Stella, Puccini, Ping, Ho una casa , Turandot, Baritone

Scarpia 4:21

Marco Stella Scarpia Tre sbirri una carrozza…Te Deum

Duetto Don Carlo 3:35

Duetto Don Carlo Tomas Lind- Tenore, Marco Stella – Baritone.

Hänsel und Gretel 12:55

Hänsel und Gretel – Peter Besenbinder.

Repertoire

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COMPOSER
OPERA
ROLE
Bizet, G.
”Carmen”
Escamillo
Bizet, G.
”Carmen”
Zuniga
Braein, E.F.
”Anne Pedersdotter”
Mäster Johannes
Donizetti.G
”Lucrezia Borgia”
Gubetta
Donizetti.G
”L´elisir d´amore”
Belcore
Fridén, N.
”Augustinus”
Created title role
Gounod, C.
”Faust”
Wagner
Hallgrimson, H.
”Die Welt der Zwischenfälle”
Der andere Bariton
Hallström, I.
”Duke Magnus and the Mermaid”
The Monk
Humperdinck, E.
”Hänsel und Gretel”
The Father
Mozart, W.A.
”Le nozze di Figaro”
Count
Mozart, W.A.
”Don Giovanni”
Don Giovanni
Mozart, W.A.
”The Magic Flute”
Papageno
Mozart, W.A.
”The Magic Flute”
Speaker
Mozart, W.A.
”Così fan tutte”
Don Alfonso
Puccini, G.
”Gianni Schicchi”
Betto
Puccini, G.
”Gianni Schicchi”
Gianni Schicchi
Puccini, G.
”Il Tabarro”
Talpa
Puccini, G.
”Tosca”
Angelotti
Puccini, G.
”Tosca”
Sagrestano
Puccini, G.
”Tosca”
Scarpia
Puccini, G.
”Turandot”
Ping
Rossini, G.
”The Barber of Seville”
Dr. Bartolo
Shostakovich, D.
”Lady Macbeth from Mzensk”
Chief of Police
Strauss, R.
”Ariadne auf Naxos”
Truffaldino
Strauss, R.
”Der Rosenkavalier”
Der Komissar
Strauss, R.
”Daphne”
First Shepherd
Tchaikowski, P.
”Eugene Onegin”
Eugene Onegin
Weill, K.
”The Seven Deadly Sins”
The Father
Ullman, V.
”Der Kaiser von Atlantis”
The Loudspeaker
Verdi, G.
”Attila”
Leone
Verdi, G.
”La Traviata”
Dr. Grenvil
Verdi, G.
”La Traviata”
Marchese
Verdi, G.
”La Traviata”
Padre Germont
Verdi, G.
”Rigoletto”
Rigoletto
Verdi, G.
”Simon Boccanegra”
Pietro
Verdi, G.
”Aida”
Amonasro

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COMPOSER
PIECE
Bach, J.S
St. JohnPassion(Pilate)
Beethoven, Lv
Christus am Ölberge
Brahms, J.
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Duruflé, M
Requiem
Dvorak, A
Stabat Mater
Dvorak, A
Mass in D major
Fauré, G.
Requiem
Haydn, J
Nelson Mass
Larsson, L.E
God is Disguise
Schubert, F
Mass in E flat
Schubert, F
Mass in G major
Stainer, J.
The Crucifixion
Puccini, G.
Messa di Gloria
Verdi, G.
Messa di Requiem

Press Kit

Marco Stella’s Press kit

Resumé, repertoire list, contact information as PDFs and high resolution pictures. Download what you need or the entire press kit.

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Contact information

Marco Stella
+46 (0)708-54 54 85 (SWE)
operastella@mac.com