Italian bass Marco Vinco made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Aliprando (Matilde di Shabran) and has since sung Colline (La bohème) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Colline.
Vinco was born in Verona and studied law before studying singing with his uncle Ivo Vinco. He made his professional debut as Colline in Lecce in 1999 and has since sung for Italy’s leading opera houses, including La Scala, Milan, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, and Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa. Internationally he has sung with opera companies and houses including Dresden Semperoper, Paris Opéra, Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon, Liceu, Barcelona, La Monnaie, Brussels, and San Francisco Opera. He appears regularly for Arena di Verona, where his roles have included Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Timur (Turandot).
Vinco's other repertory includes Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Mustafà (L’italiana in Algeri), Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Ramfis (Aida) and Escamillo (Carmen). He performed Doristo in Soler’s L’arbore di Diana for Liceu, Barcelona, and Teatro Real, Madrid.