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Marco Vratogna

Baritone

Biography

Marco Vratogna in action.
Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Italian baritone Marco Vratogna made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and has since sung Amonasro (Aida), Scarpia (Tosca) and Iago (Otello). In the 2017/18 Season he returns to sing Scarpia.

Vratogna was born in La Spezia and studied at the Puccini Conservatory and with Leone Magiera. He made his professional debut as Stankar (Stiffelio) in Trieste in 2000 and has gone on to perform for companies including La Scala, Milan, La Fenice, Venice, Vienna State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Dresden Semperoper, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, Berlin State Opera, Zürich Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Arena di Verona and in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Valencia, Florence, Turin, Amsterdam, Leipzig, Baden-Baden, Bologna, Parma and São Paulo. His repertory includes Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Nabucco, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Scarpia, Iago, Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Ezio (Attila), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West), Amonasro, Francesco (I masnadieri), Frank (Edgar), Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) and Don Carlo (La forza del destino).

Vratogna’s discography includes Stiffelio for Dynamic.

News and features

Cast change: Verdi's <em>Otello</em> on 21, 24, 28 June and 2, 6, 10 July 2017

Cast change: Verdi's Otello on 21, 24, 28 June and 2, 6, 10 July 2017

2 June 2017

The role of Iago will be sung by Marco Vratogna.

Cast change: Marco Vratogna to appear in eight performances of Tosca

Cast change: Marco Vratogna to appear in eight performances of Tosca

23 April 2014

Due to ill health, the Italian baritone replaces Thomas Hampson in all scheduled performances of Baron Scarpia.

Photos

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello, Maria Agresta as Desdemona and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna and Jonas Kaufmann in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Iago and Jonas Kaufmann as Otello in rehearsal for Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and Oksana Dyka as Floria Tosca in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and Oksana Dyka as Floria Tosca in Tosca

Micaela Carosi and Marco Vratogna in Aida, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna, Marcelo Álvarez and Micaela Carosi in Aida, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Iago and Kai Rüütel as Emilia in Otello, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna

Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Oksana Dyka as Floria Tosca and Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and Oksana Dyka as Floria Tosca in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and Roberto Alagna as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca

Marco Vratogna in Aida, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Scarpia in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Thomas Atkins as Roderigo and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, Simon Shibambu as Montano, Marco Vratogna as Iago and Thomas Atkins as Roderigo in Otello, The Royal Opera

In Sung Sim as Lodovico and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Iago and Jonas Kaufmann as Otello in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Iago in rehearsal for Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, Marco Vratogna as Iago and Thomas Atkins as Roderigo in Otello, The Royal Opera

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and Oksana Dyka as Floria Tosca in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia in Tosca

Marco Vratogna as Baron Scarpia and The Royal Opera Chorus in Tosca

Marco Vratogna and Ferruccio Furlanetto in Simon Boccanegra (1881 version), The Royal Opera