Italian born baritone Marco Nisticò’s impressive combination of beautiful tone, exquisite artistry, and superior stagecraft has delighted audiences throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Praised as a performer of “gravitas, unforced eloquence, and refined vocalism” by the Classical Review, Marco Nisticò has become a widely sought-after singing actor for both comedic and dramatic roles. Projects for the 2018-2019 season included directing Tosca for Opera Southwest, a return to Opera Sarasota as Gaspar in Donizetti’s Rita and Count Gil in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna, and Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Pasha in The Ghost of Versailles with Chautauqua Opera. The 2019-2020 season sees him in the title role in Rigoletto and directing L’elisir d’amore with Sarasota Opera.

Recent highlights include his return to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, Germont in La Traviata with both Sarasota Opera and the Savannah VOICE Festival, Ping in Turandot with San Diego Opera, Ford in Falstaff with Opera Colorado, El Tiempo in Los Elementos with New York City Opera, Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Florida Grand Opera, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Dancaïro in Carmen with Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Amonasro in Aïda with Opera Colorado, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, and Manfredo in L’amore di tre re with Sarasota Opera, and Montfort in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes in a return to the Caramoor Festival. Recent European engagements include Dulcamara with Landestheater Bregenz and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Teatro Regio Torino. 

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"On Friday, I found myself enjoying Barbiere in Norton Hall mostly for the time-honored reasons. This is an opera that succeeds by not taking itself seriously, and while director Kathleen Smith Belcher promised social commentary in her program note, she mostly let the...


"Nistico’s deep voice is most satisfying, but what stays in the memory is his entirely believable, over-the-top tantrum." -Sarasota Herald Tribune

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"Falstaff is truly an ensemble opera, demanding solid acting and singing in even the smallest roles, and OC gave Edwards everything a director could wish for. Dana Beth Miller’s Quickly nearly stole the show, easily projecting her impeccably controlled mezzo to the far...


“Alongside Sigurdarson, some noteworthy voices shone. At the top of the list for unwavering consistency and interpretation, there was silken soprano Susannah Biller as the winsome ingénue Nannetta, hearty mezzo-soprano Dana Beth Miller as the nettlesome Dame Quickly......


"The role of Georgio Germont was ably portrayed by Sarasota Opera veteran Marc Nisticò, who is always an audience favorite. His voice. . . was perfect for the role of Alfredo’s father, and his subtle transition from antagonism to sympathy when he convinced Violetta to...

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