Born in Parma, Marco Spotti studied in his hometown at the Conservatorio Arrigo Boito. Right after his master degree, he gave his professional stage debut in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at Teatro Regio in Parma.
Further engagements followed immediately and brought him to prestigious houses like the Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera Covent Garden London, the Theatre Champs Elysees, the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Opera Rome, the Teatro La Fenice, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and the Grand Theatre Geneva. He also sang at the operahouses in Parma, Torino, Bologna, Palermo, Catania, Naples, Cologne, Buenos Aires, the Rossini Festival Pesaro, the Opera Royal de Liége, the Palau des les artes in Valencia, in Tel Aviv with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rom with its orchestra.
He already worked with a number of great conductors like Riccardo Muti, Nello Santi, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon, Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whung Chung, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Ottavio Dantone and Antonio Pappano.
His broad repertoire includes roles like Il Re & Ramfis/Aida, Orbazzano/TANCREDI, Sparafucile/RIGOLETTO, Oreo/SEMIRAMIDE, Procida/I VESPRI SICILIANI, Loredano/I DUE FOSCARI, Timur/TURANDOT, Walther/GUILLAUME TELL, Enrico VIII/ANNA BOLENA, Inquisitore/DON CARLO, Pope Clement VII/BENVENUTO CELLINI and Basilio/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA.
Last season he sung Don Basilio/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA in Geneva, KROL ROGER at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, Il gran Inquisitore/DON CARLO in Valencia and he debuted as Pope Clement VII/BENVENUTO CELLINI at Opera National de Paris. He sung Walther/Guillaume Tell at Teatro Massimo Palermo as well as Federico Barbarossa/LA BATTIGLIA DI LIGNANO beim Maggio Musicale Firenze.
The 2018/19 season starts with Fernand/LES TROUVÈRE at Verdi Festival in Parma, followed by his debut in Tokyo to sing the main role in MEPHISTOFELE. He returns to Bologna to sing Ferrando/IL TROVATORE and to Las Palmas for Il gran Inquisitore/DON CARLO. Besides that he will sing Sparafucile/RIGOLETTO at Palau de les Arts Valencia, followed by a new production of I PURITANI (Sir Giorgio) at Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège. At the end of the season, he will return to Liceu Barcelona to sing Wurm in LUISA MILLER.
Future engagements include - amongst others - ATTILA at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, he will return to Japan to give his house debut at New National Theatre Tokyo to sing Don Basilio in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. At Hamburg State Opera he will sing Sparafucile/RIGOLETTO and at Semper Oper Dresden Don Basilio/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA.
Marco Spotti’s dicography contains DVDs of MARIN FALIERO conducted by Ottavio Dantone (Hardy Classic 2002), TOSCA under Maurizio Benini (BBC-OPUS ARTE) and Daniel Oren at the Arena di Verona (DVD UNITEL CLASSICA) as well as AIDA at the Scala in Milan under Riccardo Chailly (UM 2007). CDs of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mondo Musica 2001), SADKO of Rimsky-Korsakov with the orchestra of Teatro La Fenice under Isaac Karabtchevsky (Mondo Musica 2001), IL MITO DI CAINO (Bongiovanni 2003), DON GIOVANNI with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta (HELIKON 2011) and furthermore AIDA and LA BOHEME of the Arena di Verona under Daniel Oren and Lui Ja.
In addition Marco Spotti won several singing competitions, amongst others, the Concorso Riccardo Zandonai in Riva del Garda, the Concorso Voci Verdiane in Busseto, the Concorso Viotti-Valsesia and in Sanremo.