Since I am obligated to see the glass half full of this life I often breathe beautiful things, intense encounters, positive energy and the desire to fight to the last drop. Because it is not important to win or lose, but to arrive at the end of the day and know that we have tried all to bring home the result. This is called living and not surviving.
Praised for his virtuoso stage interpretations and agility, Italian tenor Marco Voleri has established himself as a leading classical singer and writer of his generation. He graduated at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and got his vocal master's degree in Bologna, and subsequently improved his skills at "La Scala" Academy in Milan.
Marco sang more than 45 opera roles in Italy and abroad, and was the tenor soloist in more than 100 concerts in Europe, South America and South Africa, singing in 5 different languages, and performing sacred, operatic and contemporary repertoires.
He appeared in the most important Opera Festivals in the world such as the Verdi and Puccini Festival, and in Opera Houses such as "La Scala" in Milan, and "La Fenice" in Venice.
Over the course of his career, Marco has worked with notable directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Beppe De Tomasi, Pierluigi Pizzi, Renzo Giacchieri, Walter Pagliaro, Nall, Gino Zampieri; and conductors such as Bruno Bartoletti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Daniele Callegari, Michele Mariotti, Gustav Khun, Marco Boemi, Elio Boncompagni, Patrick Fourniller, and Donato Renzetti.
In 2013 he debuted as a writer with "Sintomi di felicità" (Signs of Happiness), a collection of coming-of-age short autobiographical stories published by Sperling & Kupfer, which has become a literary sensation. From 2015, he has been collaborating with the Italian daily newspaper "Avvenire".
In 2014 Marco received the decoration of Knight of the Italian Republic from Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano. He was subsequently chosen to sing Vavilov's Ave Maria for Pope Francis in 2015, and had the chance to perform the Italian national anthem in the presence of president Sergio Mattarella in 2020.
He taught several masterclasses of vocal technique and interpretation at the Puccini Academy, Mascagni Academy and Belcanto Academy.
In March 2020 Marco was appointed Artistic Director of both the International Mascagni Festival and Academy, and has since led the Goldoni Theatre Foundation in new artistic achievements and successes.