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.

 

Thanks to his particularly brilliant tone of voice, he attended the Conservatory G. Verdi in Milan, where he obtained his voice diploma. Afterwards, he attended a specialization course at the Academy of La Scala and at the Lyric Academy of Rotary International. He also attended Mirella Freni’s classes at “Accademia del Bel Canto” and opera repertoire masterclasses with M° Janos Acs, Lucetta Bizzi, Enzo Dara, Bruno De Simone, Mariella Devia, Veriano Lucchetti, Gabriella Ravazzi, Mietta Sighele e Renato Bruson. He took part in the prestigious Lyric Academy of the Rotary international with Montanari. He collaborates with world famous maestros, accompanists and concert artists like Gabriele Baldocci, Bruno Canino, Roberto Prosseda, Daniel Rivera, Roberto Negri and Marcello Guerrini. In 2006 he won the “Pagliacci” Special Award at the “Riccardo Zandonai” International Competition in Riva del Gardasinging the role of Beppe in the same opera. He also won the debut in the role ofFalstaff’s Bardolfo at the 2006 “Rocca delle Macie” Competition. In 2007 he won the “Primo Palcoscenico 2007 Competition” obtaining the roles of Duca di Mantova in “Rigoletto”, Rodolfo in “La Bohème”, Nemorino in “Elisir d’amore”, Alfredo in “La Traviata”.

During his carrier, he sang among others Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore, title role in the National prémiere of Arlecchino Finto Morto by Tarabella at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Trin in La Fanciulla del West by Puccini at 51° Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, Malcom in Macbeth at Teatro Magnani in Fidenza, Maestro di Ballo in Manon Lescaut in Tuscany, Cassio in Otello at Teatro Magnani in Fidenza and Bardolfo in Falstaff by Verdi at Teatro Marruccino in Chieti and Teatro Verdi in Salerno, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Glass Maker and Hotel Porter in Death in Venice by Brittenat Teatro La Fenice in Veniceunder the baton of Bruno Bartoletti, Gianni Schicchi at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro at La Scala under the baton of Giovanni Antonini. He worked with world-famous opera directors like Franco Zeffirelli, Pierluigi Pizzi, Antonello Madau Diaz, Renato Bruson, Renzo Giacchieri, Walter Pagliaro, Nall and with conductors such as Bruno Bartoletti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Daniele Callegari, Michele Mariotti, Gustav Khun, Marco Boemi, Elio Boncompagni, Patrick Fourniller.

In 2012 he took place in a Gala concert at  Sommerfestsfpiele of Xanten (Germany),and in a Gala concert at the 60th Festival de Wiltz (Luxembourg). He also sang in La Bohème (Teatro alla Scala). In 2013, he sang Verdi’s Falstaff at the Festival of the bicentennial next to Renato Bruson and sang the role of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou (China). In the same year he made his debut as a writer with the autobiography “Symptoms of happiness”, published by Sperling & Kupfer. Among the next projects, a Puccini Gala in Lucerne in October and the tour of “La Rondine” by Puccini in various theatres ( “Giglio” in Lucca, “Verdi” in Pisa, “Goldoni” in Livorno and “Pavarotti” in Modena). In 2015 he will be Falstaff’s Bardolfo at the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman) in a co-production of Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milanand the  Teatro Regio di Parma. 

 

In 2013 he made his debut coming writer with the autobiography "Symptoms of  happiness ", published by Sperling & Kupfer . Since March 2015 he writes for the Italian newspaper Avvenire.  In December 27, 2015 Marco Voleri was awarded the title of "Cavaliere della Repubblica" by Italian Republic President Giorgio Napolitano, for the results obtained in the social and literary with the publication of his autobiography.

 

The June 21, 2015 Marco Voleri was chosen as tenor soloist to sing  "Ave Maria Vavilov" for Pope Francis in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin, during the celebrations of the bicentenary of Don Bosco world.

In 2016 he played the role of Altoum in "Turandot" by G. Puccini at the Grande Theather in Brescia, at the Ponchielli Theather in Cremona, at the Donizetti Theater in Bergamo, at the Fraschini Theather in Pavia and at the Sociale Theather  in Como. In the same year he played the role of Spoletta at the Muse Theather  in Ancona.

In autumn 2017 he will play Harry's role in "La Fanciulla del west" by Giacomo Puccini with the direction of Ivan Stefanutti and the direction of M ° Donato Renzetti at Lirico Theater in Cagliari and at Giglio Theater in Lucca, at Verdi Theater in Pisa, at Alighieri Theater in Ravenna, at Pavarotti Theater in Modena and at Goldoni Theater in Livorno.

In 2018 he was a performer of various opera concerts in Valencia, Barcelona, Como and Thessaloniki. Soon it will be Goro in Madama Butterfly at the 64 ° Puccini Festival, hereafter played Pang in Turandot and Spolettain Tosca at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland).

© 2018 Marco Voleri