Marco Caria is one of Italy’s most exciting baritones to have emerged in recent years. He graduated from the Conservatorio in Sassari where he earned a scholarship to continue his vocal studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Mr. Caria has pursued advanced vocal studies with Mirella Freni at the Centro Universale del Belcanto.
He has won several international competitions, among others the "Tito Gobbi" Competition in 2004 (special award of the jury), the "Luciano Neroni Competition" in 2005, in the same year he received the special award at Padova’s 20th International Vocal Competition "Iris Adami Corradetti". Subsequently, he won the prestigious "Nicolai Ghiaurov" scholarship prize. In 2007 Mr. Caria won the 3rd prize and the public award at Placido Domingo's international competition "Operalia" in Paris. In 2008, he won the "Emmerich Smola Award", presented by the German city of Landau.
Mr. Caria will make his debut in North America as Don Carlo in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino (conducted by J. Conlon) at the Cincinnati Opera, afterwards he debuted at La Fenice Theatre in Venice with I Pagliacci, and at the Washington National Opera with Il Barbiere di Siviglia. It is worth mentioning his prolific collaboration with the Wiener Staatsoper, where he took part in several productions such as: La Bohème, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly, L'Elisir d'Amore, Simon Boccanegra, Pagliacci, Falstaff, Werther, Lucia di Lammermoor, Roberto Devereux and most recently Andrea Chénier.
Past engagements include: La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) in Cincinnati and in Venice; Maria Stuarda (Lord Guglielmo Cecil) at the La Fenice in Venice; Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato) at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna (M. Mariotti/D. Michieletto), in Barcelona and Vienna; Lucia di Lammermoor (Lord Enrico Ashton) at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (R. Abbado/L. Ronconi), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liceu in Barcelona, Royal Opera House in Muscat, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and in Athens; Don Carlo (Rodrigo) in Lima; Simon Boccanegra (Paolo Albiani) at the Bunka Kaitan in Tokyo (under R. Muti) and at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Pagliacci at the Macerata Opera Festival; Rigoletto (title role) at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and in Bologna; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) at the Abao Olbe in Bilbao (under O. Dantone) and in Vienna; Falstaff (Ford) in Los Angeles; La Bohème (Marcello) for the opening of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (under da S. Ranzani), in Shanghai (under D.Oren), on tour in Korea (under M. Chung) and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Marco Caria starred in a Gala concert “Juan Diego Florez and friends” at the Barbican Center in London, besides Joyce Di Donato.
Marco Caria works usually which such conductors as: Roberto Abbado, Yves Abel, Marco Armiliato, Bruno Campanella, Myung-whun Chung , Ottavio Dantone, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Stefano Ranzani, just to name a few.
Recent engagements include: Il Trovatore (Conte di Luna), Aida (Amonasro) at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata, in Chieti and in Athens; Il Trovatore and Lucia di Lammermoor in Beijing (under V. Gergiev); La Traviata in Naples; L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore) and Simon Boccanegra in Vienna; Il Pirata in St. Gallen; he debuted Escamillo in Carmen at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari where he also starred in Rigoletto and Pagliacci; Il Corsaro and Rigoletto in Modena; La Traviata at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; Andrea Chénier and Giovanna d'Arco in Tours; Aida at the Terme in Caracalla; La Bohème in Vienna; Rigoletto in Daegu, and Chisinau; Carmen at the Teatro Regio in Parma and in Reggio Emilia; Simon Boccanegra at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Plans include Tosca in Montpellier and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna.