Marco Vratogna

Italian baritone Marco Vratogna made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2009 as Iago (Otello)—a role he has performed at Frankfurt Opera, Hamburg Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, and in Parma—and returned in 2010 as Amonasro (Aida). Following his professional debut in 2000 as Stankar (Stiffelio) in Trieste, Vratogna has gone on to perform on the world’s greatest stages, including Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and in Cagliari; Count di Luna (Il Trovatore) at Stuttgart State Opera and in Seville; Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) at Salerno’s Teatro Verdi; the title role of Macbeth at the Teatro Comunale in Modena; the title role of Nabucco at Frankfurt Opera, Florence’s Teatro Comunale, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Tonio (Pagliacci) and Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) at Stuttgart State Opera; and Scarpia (Tosca) at the Vienna State Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia. Recent engagements include Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) at Madrid’s Teatro Real; Paolo Albiani at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Scarpia at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Amonasro at Bavarian State Opera and the Arena di Verona; Amonasro at Covent Garden; Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West) at Lyric Opera in Chicago; Ezio (Attila) at Milan’s La Scala; and Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Dresden. Vratogna’s 2011­–12 engagements include Scarpia at La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, and in Valencia; Iago in Frankfurt; Ezio (Attila) with Seattle Opera; and Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Dresden.