Marco Berti

Marco Berti is the most sought-after Italian tenor by the world’s major opera houses, where he is considered the ideal interpreter of the lirico spinto and drammatico tenor roles, once sung by legendary names, such as Franco Corelli, Mario Del Monaco, Carlo Bergonzi, Placido Domingo. His is a voice, of tipical Italian color and unparalleled splendor, capable of incredible power and the softest mellowness, with ringing and exciting high notes.

Born in Como, he made his debut in 1990 as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in Cosenza. Since then, his career has been an unbroken string of successes in the top opera houses around the world, from Covent Garden to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, from Teatro alla Scala in Milan to the Arena of Verona, from Liceu in Barcelona to the Opéra de Paris, and as far as Beijing and Tokyo.

Radames Aida, Riccardo Un Ballo in maschera, Adorno Simone Boccanegra, Manrico Trovatore Ernani and Otello are his most admired roles in the Verdian repertoire. Just as important are his Puccinian roles, which have brought him equal acclaim and appreciation for his vocal elegance and unrestrained scenic presence : Calaf Turandot, Des Grieux Manon Lescaut , Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi Tosca and Edgar. Other great successes are his interpretations of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Gianetto in Giordano’s La Cena delle beffe.

Marco Berti has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors : Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Zubin Metha, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Oren, James Conlon and Nicola Luisotti and world-renowned stage directors : Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Pier’Alli, Liliana Cavani, Luc Bondy, Ferzan Ozpetek.

“Style”, the prestigious supplement of the Corriere della Sera, has consecrated Marco Berti in the top best 4 tenors in the world.


Puccini : Turandot
Verdi : Il Trovatore
Puccini : La Fanciulla del West
Verdi : Otello