Italian bass Marco Vinco made his U.S. debut with San Francisco Opera as Leporello in 2011’s Don Giovanni. He made his professional debut as Colline (La Bohème) in 1999 at the Teatro Politeama in Lecce. He has since established an international career, performing regularly on Europe’s most prestigious concert stages and in opera houses, including Milan’s La Scala; the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Madrid’s Teatro Real; Deutsche Oper Berlin; the Salzburg Festival; Lisbon’s Teatro São Carlos; the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse; Florence’s Teatro Comunale; Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice; Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Teatro La Fenice in Venice; the Rome Teatro dell’Opera; Turin’s Teatro Regio; the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, among many others. Recent engagements include Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri) with Paris Opera, the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Paris Théatre des Champs-Elysées; Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Arena di Verona; Colline in Seville; and Escamillo (Carmen) in Lisbon. Vinco’s engagements in the 2011–12 season include Colline at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and La Scala; Dorval (Martín y Soler’s Il Burbero di Buon Cuore) at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu; and Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’Amore) with Dresden’s Saxon State Opera.