Marco Berti is the Italian tenor currently most sought-after by the world’s major opera houses, where he is appreciated for the splendid quality of his voice, his timbre “all’italiana”, the force of his high register, his innate musicality, his stage presence and artistic accomplishment.
Born in Como, he got his singing diploma at the “Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan in 1989 under the guidance of Giovanna Canetti, he then continued to perfect his vocal technique with Adelaide Saraceni, Pier Miranda Ferraro and Gianfranca Ostini.
After winning the Concorso Internationale Giacomantonio, he made his debut in 1990 as Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” in Cosenza. Since then Marco Berti’s artistic ascent has continued and the brilliance of his career is constantly being consolidated in Italy’s main theatres as well as abroad, where he is unanimously acclaimed by the public and the critics. His interpretations underline his clear phrasing, the magnificent quality of his voice, both mellow and powerful, and by many considered among the most beautiful in Italian opera.
Marco Berti’s extraordinary vocal qualities and scenic mastery have recently allowed him to count among his successes one of the most demanding and complex roles in the Verdian repertoire: Otello. The Spanish critic, Alonzo Gonzales of “La Razón”, who heard his debut in this role at the “Festival de Opera de La Coruna” in September 2010, named him “ The Otello of the coming years, of the future”. Berti is in great demand as the Artistic Directors’ preferred artist at major theatres and festivals, where he is seen as the ideal interpreter, capable of taking on an ample and multifaceted repertoire of roles that in the past were performed by legendary names, such as Corelli, Del Monaco, Bergonzi, Domingo and Pavarotti.
While Radamés, Riccardo, Adorno, Manrico, Ernani and Otello are his most admired in the Verdian repertoire, it is just as important to mention his Puccinian roles, which have brought him equal ac-claim and appreciation for his vocal elegance and unrestrained scenic presence: Calaf, Des Grieux, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi and Edgar in the eponymous opera.
Great successes are also Marco Berti’s interpretations of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and Canio in Leoncavalli’s Pagliacci. Marco Berti has worked with many of the world’s great conductors, such as: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Zubin Metha, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Oren, James Conlon, James Levine, Nicola Luisotti and world renowned stage directors like: Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Pier’Alli and Liliana Cavani, Luc Bondi,Ferzan Ozpetek and many more.
Spanning more than two decades, Marco Berti’s career consists of an unbroken string of successes in the major opera houses around the world, from Covent Garden to The Metropolitan in New York, from Teatro alla Scala in Milan to the Arena of Verona, from Liceu in Barcelona tol’Opéra de Paris, and as far as the grand Oriental stages of Beijing and Tokyo. In its issue of Spetember 2011, “Style” the famous Mag by Corriere della Sera, has listed Marco Berti among the four most famous tenors in the world.Marco is described as the quality valuable tenor sought-after by the most important theaters in the world.
Year 2012 is full of new opportunities for Marco Berti: starting from the debut in Torino with Norma up to the great come back in Arena di Verona as Radames in Aida (first live 3D broadcast worldwide) and in “Carmen” Also between 2012 and 2013 he will be on stage for three productions at the MET in New York and at he Opera Bastille in Paris.
On the discographic side Marco Berti will be also very active in 2012. nfact two new CDs from the Maestro will be released: The album “Casa Mia” solo Voice and Harp cd published by label MB Classics and the album “Christmas” for the record Label SMI Records.