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Marco Vratogna



Marco Vratogna in action.
Marco Vratogna in Aida, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2010

Italian baritone Marco Vratogna made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and has since sung Amonasro (Aida) and Scarpia (Tosca) for The Royal Opera.

Vratogna was born in La Spezia and studied at the Puccini Conservatory. He made his professional debut as Stankar (Stiffelio) in Trieste in 2000 and has gone on to win acclaim for his performances of Verdi repertory. Engagements include Nabucco and Amonasro for Arena di Verona, Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West) for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ezio (Attila) for La Scala, Milan, Renato (Un ballo in maschera) for Teatro Real, Madrid, and in Dresden, Frankfurt and Genoa, Iago (Otello) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Israeli Opera and in Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Parma and San Francisco, Rigoletto in Tokyo, Limoges, Seattle and San Francisco, Macbeth for Arena di Verona and in Modena, Frankfurt and Stockholm, Gérard (Andrea Chénier) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Vienna State Opera and in Berlin and Scarpia for La Scala and in Turin.

Vratogna’s discography includes Stiffelio for Dynamic.

News and features

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.