Italian-American tenor Marco Cammarota has garnered praise for his “dark, handsome, dangerous” and “gleaming voice" (The Opera Critic). He began the 2019-2020 season with a European debut at l'Opéra de Limoges and l'Opéra Reims as Macduff in Macbeth. Last season, he returned to Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Sacramento Philharmonic and opera after debuting the role at Arizona Opera and had the great privilege of performing with the New York Philharmonic in their Lunar New Year concert celebration. Other recent engagements include Don Jose in a special shortened version of Carmen at the Washington National Opera, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Glimmerglass Festival, Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire with Kentucky Opera and Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore at Opera Santa Barbara. Mr. Cammarota has also been seen as Alfredo in La traviata with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rodolfo in Puccini's La bohème with the Owensboro and Lafayette Symphony Orchestras and Idomeneo in AfterWARds - a retelling of Mozart's masterpiece Idomeneo that was distilled, reformatted, and reduced to a 90 minute chamber opera. On the concert stage he has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Orchestra, and the Music Center at Strathmore and has received accolades from the Giulio Gari and Gerda Lissner Foundations. Mr. Cammarota is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts. During his time at AVA, he was seen as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Luigi in Il tabarro, Prince Sinodal in The Demon and Avito in Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re. Upcoming engagements include a reprisal of Macduff at l'Opéra de Massy, and a featured soloist with the Maryland Lyric Opera where he will sing excerpts from Il Trovatore, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.