MARCO DI SAPIA
Marco Di Sapia has established himself throughout Europe with a broad spectrum of repertoire.
Since his debut at the Volksoper Wien in 2009 as Lord Cookburn in Auber’s Fra Diavolo, he has interpreted a broad variety of roles, including Papageno in The Magic Flute, Schaunard in La Bohème, Varlaam in Boris Godunov, Count Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron, Falke and Frank in Die Fledermaus, Danilo in Die lustige Witwe, Boni and Feri Bácsi in Die Csárdásfürstin, Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the title characters in Sweeney Todd and Antonia und der Reißteufel.
In 2023-24, he will sing Count Dubarry in La Dubarry, Tiger Brown in Die Dreigroschenoper, Lazar Wolf in Anatevka (Fiddler On The Roof) as well as Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld.
In the operetta fach, Marco Di Sapia has had guest appearances in his signature role Danilo at the Teatro S. Carlo Napoli, the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Bunka Kaikan Theater Tokyo, the Oper Graz, the Operettensommer Kufstein, and the Staatstheater Kassel.
He also enjoys performing contemoprary music and most recently interpreted roles in Bernhard Lang’s Der Reigen and in Otto M. Zykan/Franz Novotny’s Staatsoperette (both co-productions of Neue Oper Wien and Bregenzer Festspiele) as well as in Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood and Friedrich Cerha’s Onkel Präsident (both Volksoper Wien). With the role Platon Kusmitsch Kowaljoff in Shostavovich’s opera The Nose with the Neue Oper Wien at the Wiener Kammeroper and the Müpa Budapest he garnered praise from the audience and the press.
Other important international guest engagements were as Alidoro in La Cenerentola at the Bucharest National Theatre, as Cavaliere Belfiore in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at the Teatro Poliziano, as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Summer Festival Murten Classics, Don Giovanni and Leporello at the Mongolian State Opera, the Four Villians in Les contes d’Hoffmanns at the City Opera Stettin, Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier an der Staate Opera Gdansk, Don Profondo in Il viaggio a Reims at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and in a production of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique that toured France, including major opera stages in Reims, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Nizza and Nancy. Further important engagements in France were alongside Roberto Alagna in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Massenet), the world premiere of Affaire Étrangère (Valentin Villenave), the French premieres of Jetzt (Mathis Nitschke) and What next? (Elliott Carter), Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers all at the Opéra National de Montpellier as well as Belcore at Opéra de Limoges, Opéra Théâtre de St. Etienne and Opéra de Rouen.
Maro Di Sapia was born in Genua and grew up in Rome, where he initially trained as an actor, before dedicating himself to singing. He moved to Vienna in 1997 to major in solo singing, and graduated with honors from the Conservatory in 2005. He received an additional diploma in opera, Lieder and oratorio singing at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts. He has won a multitude of awards, including a stipend at the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon, which resulted in his engagement by the Centre National d’Insertion Professionnelle des Artistes Lyriques (CNIPAL) in Marseille for the 2006-07 season.