Marco Di Sapia

„Di Sapia was the secret star of the evening what he could prove already in his first performance. Besides his high singing qualities, especially his talent as an actor took effect. So, he flirted as Don Giovanni with the mezzo-soprano […] with expansive and inviting gestures […].”

Marco Di Sapia completed his education as an actor before he started his vocal studies at the conservatory and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. His professional career as singer began as Sid (Albert Herring) at the Neue Oper Wien. He could expand his repertoire with singing Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore, Danilo (Die Lustige Witwe), Cavaliere Belfiore (Un giorno di regno), Don Profondo (Il viaggio a Reims) and Zamti in the world premiere of Cherubini’s opera ‘Koukourgi’ at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Cavaliere Belfiore (Un giorno di regno) at Teatro Poliziano. Guest engagements led him to the important stages in France, such as Limoges, St. Etienne, Rouen, Lyon, Nancy, Reims, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice, but also to the Bucharest National Opera, to Summer Festival Murten Classics (Switzerland), to Kassel, Nuremberg, Graz, to the Teatro Poliziano and National State Opera Ulan Bator. At the Opéra National de Montpellier, he debuted in Massenet’s ‚Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame‘, in the world premiere of ‚Affaire Étrangère‘ (Valentin Villenave) and as Jupiter in Offenbach’s ‚Orphée aux Enfers‘. In 2012-13, he performed there in the French premieres of ‘Jetzt’ (Mathis Nitschke) and ‘What next?’ (Elliott Carter).

In 2009, he was guest at the Volksoper Wien as Lord Cookburn (Fra Diavolo) and since 2012-13, he is member of the ensemble there. His most popular roles are besides Danilo also Papageno, Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and the title role of Sweeney Todd. In 2015-16 he made his debut as Platon Kusmitsch Kovalioff in Dimitri Schostakowitsch’s ‘The nose’.

His broad repertoire also includes Reißteufel (Antonia und der Reißteufel), Dr. Cajus (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Morales (Carmen), Notar (Gianni Schicchi), Boni (Die Csárdásfürstin), Vincenzo Biscroma (Viva la Mamma), Schaunard (La Bohème), Talleyrand (Der Kongress tanzt), Dr. Gefällig and Dr. Pillerl in the Austrian premiere of Cerha’s ‚Onkel Präsident‘, as well as Don Giovanni und Leporello, Faninal, Dottore Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), the four villains (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Plistene (La grotto di Trofonio), Pappacoda (Eine Nacht in Venedig), Mirko in the world premiere of ‚Eine Marathon-Familie‘ (Isidora ˇebeljan) at the Bregenz Festival and Boris in Schostakowitsch’s operetta ‚Moskva, Cheremushki‘ at the Wiener Kammeroper. In the current season, Marco Di Sapia is performing at the Volksoper Wien Paul Wimmer in the new production of ‘Der Opernball’, Heger in the revival of ‘Rusalka’, Benozzo in the new production of ‘Gasparone’, Bud Frump (Wie man Karriere macht ohne sich anzustrengen) as well as Papageno, Danilo, Dr. Falke and Sweeney Todd.

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