Marco Camastra studied with Rosetta Noli. Winner of several international competitions, in 1987 he was awarded at Teatro dell’Opera in San Remo performing Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, the first of several roles of “bel canto” operatic repertoire.
He has sung in all the major Italian Opera Houses from La Scala in Milan to Arena di Verona, from Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Teatro Regio in Turin, from Teatro Massimo in Palermo to Teatro Comunale in Bologna, from the Teatro dell’Opera in Roma to La Fenice in Venice, and he has also performed in international theatres in Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Montréal, Rotterdam, Seoul, Lugano, Nancy, Monte-Carlo, Tenerife, Tel Aviv, Tallinn, Bangkok, Lima, Palma De Mallorca.
He has collaborated with important conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Placido Domingo, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Bruno Bartoletti, Riccardo Chailly, Renato Palumbo, Gary Bertini, Bruno Campanella, Maurizio Arena, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Roberto Abbado, Salvatore Accardo, Garcia Navarro, Alain Guingal and directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Pier’Alli, Hugo de Ana, Deflo Gilbert, Ugo Gregoretti, Zhang Yimou, Filippo Crivelli, Giuliano Montaldo, Lamberto Puggelli, Denis Krief.
Among the most significant steps of his career we must quote: Gluck’s Armide conducted by Riccardo Muti at La Scala in Milan; Turandot at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo under the baton of Nello Santi, at the Verona Arena conducted by Alain Lombard, at the Teatro Verdi in Salerno, at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul; Manon Lescaut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin conducted by Renato Palumbo and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma conducted by Donato Renzetti; the role of Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, conducted by Stefano Ranzani and directed by Filippo Crivelli; Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at Teatro Piccinni in Bari; Carmen at the Verona Arena, conducted by Daniel Oren and Placido Domingo with the direction of Franco Zeffirelli; the Mass in G Major by Schubert at Aula Paul VI in the Vatican, attending SS John Paul II; L’Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, L’Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Principal in Palma de Mallorca.
More recently, he took part to Rigoletto at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the baton of James Conlon, and he interpreted Schaunard in La Bohème at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo conducted by Daniele Callegari, Dandini in Cenerentola at the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, the Sacristan in Tosca at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Montréal. He also debuted in 2011 the title role in Rigoletto at Semaine Italienne Montréal, under the baton of Gianluca Martinenghi, and he inaugurated the opera season 2011/2012 of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Don Profondo in Il Viaggio a Reims under the baton of Daniele Rustioni and directed by Marco Gandini. In 2012 he was Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma conducted by Bruno Campanella, Silvano in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Teatro Regio in Turin under the baton of Renato Palumbo and directed by Lorenzo Mariani, the Sacristan in Tosca at the Arena di Verona conducted by Marco Armiliato under the direction of Hugo de Ana. He has also taken part to the Laudi di San Francesco by Hermann Suter conducted by Simon Gaudenz at the Auditorium “G. Agnelli” in Turin with the “Orchestra Nazionale della Rai” and to La Gioconda at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
In 2013 Palau de les arts invited him in Valencia to perform Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and directed by Damiano MIchieletto. In Summer 2013 he took part in Rigoletto in Verona Arena’s season and then in fall he took part in L’elisir d’amore at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 2014 he debuted Don Pasquale in the title role, in Tel Aviv.
Engagements of 2015 included, among others, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Berlin, La forza del destino in Tokyo, Rigoletto in Roma
Among the numerous recordings, we must mention the following CDs: La Pietra del Paragone for Bongiovanni, Carmen and Turandot for the Classic Companions, Andrea Chénier for Universal, and also several DVDs: Turandot for EMI, Carmen for the Verona Arena Foundation, Adriana Lecouvreur for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Madama Butterfly for the Festival in Torre del Lago.
He has worked extensively in the field of sacred music, in particular he made the execution and recording of various Lorenzo Perosi’s Oratorios.
He teaches at the International Academy “G. Verdi” of Terni directed by Carlo Palleschi.