Italian tenor Marco Berti sings Calaf in Turandot with The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. His previous roles for The Royal Opera include Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra), Lieutenant Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Manrico (Il trovatore) and Don José (Carmen).
Born in Como, Berti studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, and in 1990 made his professional debut singing Pinkerton in Cosenza. His debut at La Scala, Milan, followed shortly after, as Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor). He currently performs regularly for opera houses and companies including La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Paris Opéra, Arena di Verona, Liceu, Barcelona, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera and in Beijing and Tokyo.
In addition to his Royal Opera repertory, his signature roles include Radames (Aida), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Ernani, Otello, Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Edgar. In 2005 he was awarded the Giuseppe Verdi Gold Medal.