MARCO CARIA was born in Sardinia and is considered as one of the most important singers of his generation. He received his musical training at the Conservatorio di Sassari and received a scholarship from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He has won several notable vocal competitions, like the Tito Gobbi Competition in 2004. Furthermore, he was also a multiple winner of the prestigious Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition in 2007. For several years, he has been perfecting himself under Mirella Freni. In 2008, he gave his debut in North America with the work of Don Carlo (La forza del destino) in Cincinnati, and sung the role of Rodrigo. He sang in Pagliacci and Maria Stuarda at the Teatro La Fenice, and also at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, in Rome, Seoul, Savolinna and at the Verbier Festival. Since the 2010/2011 season, Marco Caria is an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper and has since then sung, among others, Figaro (Barbiere di Siviglia), Christian (Ballo in maschera), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Marcello (La Bohème), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Paolo (Simon Boccanegra), Silvio (Pagliacci), Ford (Falstaff), Albert (Werther), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Roucher (Andrea Chénier).