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.
Recently he sung Sparafucile/RIGOLETTO, Timur/TURANDOT and Pope Clement VII/BENVENUTO CELLINI at the Opera di Roma, AIDA in his house debut at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and debuted Jacopo Fiesco/SIMON BOCCANEGRA at Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Tiresias/OEDIPUS REX at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Capellio/I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI at Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona. As Walther/GUILLAUME TELL Marco gave his house debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York and he also sang Enrico VIII/ANNA BOLENA at Teatro Regio di Parma, Oroveso/NORMA at the Grand Theatre Geneva and Ferrando/IL TROVATORE at Teatro Liceu Barcelona.
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.
Future engagements include Fernand/LE TROUVÈRE at Verdi Festival in Parma, Mefistofele with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrea Battistoni, Ferrando/TROVATORE at Teatro Communale di Bologna and Sparafucile/RIGOLETTO at Palau de les Arts Valencia. He will return to Opera Royal de Wallonie Liege to sing Sir Giorge Walton in I Puritani. At Liceu Barcelona he will sing Wurm in Verdis LUISA MILLER.
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.