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 2018/19 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. He has sung Scarpia with the Berlin Philharmonic under Rattle.