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LA BOHEME

Spring Festival in Tokyo 2024

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Opera in concert form

First of all, Marco Caria who played the role of Marcello, has a beautiful voice that resonates deeply and reverberates throughout the hall. The sound spreads evenly throughout. And, as I expected, the singing is very controlled, touches the right spots and has a bit of sex-appeal.

 

The review refers to two plays – from April 11 and 14, 2024.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/kzfj0409/archives/92705366.html

 

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Marco Caria in his interpretation of Marcello used his whole body to produce the powerful baritone sound. 

 

The review refers to the play of April 11, 2024.

https://ameblo.jp/baybay22/entry-12848140453.html

 

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Caria, who plays the role of Marcellus, has a thin and homogeneous vocal line.

The review refers to the play of April 14, 2024.

https://ameblo.jp/classic-journey/entry-12848404456.html

 

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As for the male voices, wonderful the Marcello by Marco Caria. Marcello's rich voice makes you feel his inclusiveness. Especially the second act is wonderful.

http://bunbunpalace2.livedoor.blog / archives / 24456714.HTML

 

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The noble Marcello di Marco Caria (baritone) has a dark voice and together with the voice of Colline they create a youthful atmosphere, supported by orchestral music that emphasizes lyricism.

 

The review refers to the play of April 11, 2024.

Toshi Kohara, Music critic, opera critic.

https://classicnavi.jp/newsflash/post-16156/

 

 

NABUCCO

Conductor: Fabrizio Maria Carminati

Directed by Leo Muscato, shot by Alessandra De Angelis

The Sardinian baritone Marco Caria debuted in the title role proposing a mature and very heartfelt interpretation of his character, both from an acting and vocal point of view, drawing an extremely convincing Nabucco rich in colors and personality. 

 

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.iltamburino.it/eventi/successo-al-teatro-comunale-di-sassari-per-la-grande-lirica-con-lintramontabile-opera-del-nabucco-di-verdi/

 

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Excellent Nabucco by Marco Caria (for him the first time in this role), Sardinian baritone who had made a positive debut at the Municipal last year in La traviata, in the character of Giorgio Germont, and who last summer had returned to the Municipal in Cavalleria rusticana Mascagni and then in Pagliacci Leoncavallo in piazza d'Italia. Caria has a pleasant timbre, with a well-groomed emission that covers the middle notes well.

 

Luca Foddai

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://sardies.it/un-bel-nabucco-chiude-la-stagione-lirica-2023-dellente-concerti-sassarese/

 

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The baritone Marco Caria debuted in the title role with a great interpretation, creating a Nabucco rich in colors and personality.

 

Luigi Coppola

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.laltraribalta.it/2023/12/10/il-nabucco-di-verdi-conclude-limponente-stagione-lirica-dellente-de-carolis-teatro-comunale-gremito-a-sassari-nella-prima-delle-tre-rappresentazioni-in-programma-ovazione-per-la/

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The Oristano baritone Marco Caria outlined a thick Nabucco, also from the recitative point of view.

 

Giampiero Marras

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.unionesarda.it/cultura/al-coro-del-nabucco-di-verdi-risponde-lapplauso-convinto-del-comunale-di-sassari-m84w8uqx

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Of the vocal cast we feel to fully praise only Marco Caria, at the debut in the title role, excellent phrasing with excellent technique.

 

Antonio Ligios

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.lanuovasardegna.it/tempo-libero/2023/12/10/news/nabucco-grande-classico-popolare-il-va-pensiero-chiude-la-stagione-a-sassari-1.100436928

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Marco Caria: remarkable volume and dark timbre suitable for the part, the Oristano baritone is appreciated in the “Tremin gli insani” and in the subsequent “Mio furor”, resolves smoothly the “God of Judas”.

Charles Dorer

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/sassari-teatro-comunale-nabucco

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In addition to the choir, excellent also the protagonists Marco Caria (Nabucco), well supported by the rest of the cast and the orchestra.​​

The review refers to the "Premiere" of Friday, December 8, 2023.

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/sardegna/video/2023/12/a-sassari-va-in-scena-il-nabucco-ovazione-per-il-va-pensiero-lunghi-applausi-per-i-cantanti-91006c8d-f5b6-4d22-af97-5914bb01a75d.html

 

La traviata – Rome Opera House / Baths of Caracalla

Director Paolo Arrivabeni

Directed by Lorenzo Mariani

«Here there is no graceful role for the baritone, defended by Marco Caria, who represents the interests of the family, a medical institution on occasion and also the members of the original horde now organized in a bi-thinking society like the mid-19th century. Without embargo, I interpreted with solvency- on cuerda always es muy agracidad además- los pasajes más más conocidos de on meeting with the protagonist in his house in the field, alone and the reunion with Alfredo, on Flora's party, after the discussion between the lovers for example».

 

Alicia Perris, Operaclick.com

The review refers to the performance of August 9thor 2023.

https://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/roma-terme-di-caracalla-la-traviata-recensione-lingua-spagnola-critica-en-espa%C3%B1o

The rustic cavalry – Municipal Theater of Sassari

Director Andrea Solinas

Directed by Sante Maurizi

«The betrayed carter is played in an exemplary way by the good baritone Marco Caria, already personally appreciated in the part of Germont the father in last year's La Traviata, also at the Sassari Theatre. Voice that has the warmth and softness of velvet, expressive, and rich in nuances. His Alfio has a proud posture and a good-natured look capable of quickly changing to become hard and inflexible. A man in one piece who works and demands respect right from the moment he enters the scene with the whip cracking in time. The voice is wide and emerges from the choir and the orchestral wall.

 

When he says "Lola is waiting for me at home who loves me and consoles me, who is completely faithful" the male part of the choir seems to agree with confidence, unlike the female sector where the women seem more busy gossiping, and it is legitimate to think that they are maligning Lola's alleged loyalty.

His fury in learning of the betrayal and in swearing revenge on the two traitors is extremely successful.

 

But the most scenic moment is the clash with Turiddu and the subtle provocations to induce him to duel: the firm and resolute way with which he refuses the wine, the icy gaze directed at his rival with his mouth folded in a sardonic laugh, some small gestures addressed to their friends, they draw a complex Alfio, far from a stereotyped vision, more true, cold, determined... more "flashing".

 

He is a man who is guided by a sense of honor but who keeps his impulses in check by acting with terrible coldness.

 

His superiority compared to a young, drunk Turiddu, prey to his passions and furious impulses that he cannot control, is evident, and leaves his opponent no way out in the melee duel that takes place off-screen».

Loredana Atzei, the Theaters of the East

The review refers to the performance of the 8th June 2023.

https://www.iteatridellest.com/sassari-cavalleria-rusticana-pietro-mascagni-10-giugno-2023-a-cura-di-loredana-atzei/

 

The rustic cavalry – Municipal Theater of Sassari

Director Andrea Solinas

Directed by Sante Maurizi

«Marco Caria draws a modern Alfio well, restrained and composed, different from certain angry and cruel caricatures of the so-called tradition. On the contrary, the repressed anger and the finesse of the vocal nuances give his character a  three-dimensionality that no caricature can ever have; especially noteworthy is the sober ending which loads the character with a decidedly interesting inevitability."

Gabriele Verdinelli, GBopera

The review refers to the performance of the 8th June 2023.

https://www.gbopera.it/2023/06/sassari-teatro-comunale-cavalleria-rusticana/

 

La traviata – Municipal Theater of Sassari

Director Stefano Ranzani

Directed by Paolo Vettori

«However, the performance of Marco Caria from Sassari, in the role of Germont the father, was notable for its expression, vocal beauty and variety of accents: excellent in the duet with Violetta, he landed the insidious anadiplosis well in Di Provenza il mare, il suol... The medium-high register, burnished and sonorous, is his best weapon...".

Gabriele Verdinelli, GBopera

The review refers to the performance of December 4, 2022.

https://www.gbopera.it/2022/12/la-traviata-chiude-la-stagione-del-teatro-comunale-di-sassari/

La traviata – Municipal Theater of Sassari

Director Stefano Ranzani

Directed by Paolo Vettori

«The jewel in the crown of this production is the baritone Marco Caria who portrays a truly extraordinary Papa Germont. A powerful voice but capable of a thousand nuances. Spontaneous acting with carefully crafted gestures and truly participatory facial expressions. In the duet with Violetta in the second act, for very brief moments, we see him participate in her pain. Almost overcome with compassion, he is about to extend his hand in a caress, unseen, and then quickly withdraw it and recompose himself in his role as an authoritarian father who must complete a task, however arduous it may be. In the duet with Alfredo, he is equally shocked when he reads Violetta's letter and understands the woman's profound sacrifice. Nonetheless, he approaches his son with the strength and arrogance of a nineteenth-century master father. Less of a sneaky manipulator and more of an infantry officer ready to give orders. He performs “Di Provenza il mare, il suol…” with a bewitching interpretative richness, just as the execution of “No, non udrai reproachi, let's cover the past with oblivion…” is refined and full of colours.

Loredana Atzei, the Theaters of the East

The review refers to the performance of December 4, 2022.

https://www.iteatridellest.com/sassari-la-traviata-giuseppe-verdi-4-dicembre-2022-a-cura-di-loredana-atzei/

 

Simon Boccanegra – Teatro Massimo in Palermo

Director Jordi Bernàcer

Directed by Sylvano Bussotti filmed by Paolo Vettori

"The most psychologically interesting role, and best interpreted, from my point of view, during both evenings, was Marco Caria's Paolo Albiani. The baritone, enjoying a particular softness in his delivery and perfect diction, he embodied the Mephistophelean character who seems to be a precursor of Iago. Caria's song excites at the opening of the second act ("I have cursed myself! And the anathema still pursues me"), or the scene that marks the doge's fate; he is incisive in intoning the few words that explain his intervention in the development of the story (“Scordasti che mi hai il soglio”, first act); he is moving, also for the beauty of tone, at the beginning of the third act (“All'estremo torture”).."

Federica Faldetta, OperaClick

The review refers to the performances of 22 and 23 February 2022.

https://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/palermo-teatro-massimo-simon-boccanegra-primo-cast-e-cast-alternativo

Aida – Macerata Opera Festival

Director Francesco Lanzillotta

Directed by Valentina Carrasco

"Marco Caria plays an excellent Amonasro, strong with a well-toned and extended voice and an interpretative line that banishes any realism-like excess to bring the character back to the necessary dignity of a defeated King and father eager for revenge."

Domenico Ciccone, OperaClick

The review refers to the "premiere" on July 23, 2021.

https://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/macerata-sferisterio-aida-2

 

Cagliari – Lyric Theatre: Pagliacci

Director Lü Jia 

Directed by Gabriele Lavia, filmed by Daniela Zedda

"Enthralling in the initial prologue - sung with an adequate display of harsh accents and brilliant high notes -, Marco Caria lends his beautiful baritone voice to a soured and satanic Tonio, all played on the equation between physical deformity and inner perfidy."

Carlo Dore, OperaClick

The review refers to the "premiere" of February 28, 2020.

http://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/cagliari-teatro-lirico-pagliacci?fbclid=IwAR3YQxSNyZut4Q9FJM5egH8kON86KWNWyY1lYOFrMdrGlqamp48g7L5BpRE

Aida

Director Jordi Bernacer

Directed by Denis Krief

 

"More than discreet Marco Caria as Amonasro: the vocal breadth was the right one to accurately portray the personality of Aida's father, without forgetting the vigorous phrasing and the Verdian words which were excavated with the sound "shovel" most appropriate to the 'occasion."

 

Simone Ricci, Free Opera

Rome, 13 July 2019.

http://www.operalibera.net/joomla/recensioni/spettacoli1/1884-aida-opera-roma-terme-caracalla-luglio-2019?fbclid=IwAR2YIHk7akLGXSj4Gtq8wOzfBTxWYd7kvQkyLOhogniHou7-f5LlKlVWFc0

 

The Traviata

Director Pietro Rizzo

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Valentino costumes

 

"Marco Caria thrilled with his Giorgio Germont who imposed himself "on tiptoe". From this character we always expect nuances, softness, insinuating accents and the Sardinian baritone showed them all off. The duets with Violetta went smoothly like oil, without forgetting Di Provenza's profound and accurate interpretation of the sea, the soil."

 

Simone Ricci, Free Opera

Rome, 18 January 2019.

http://www.operalibera.net/joomla/recensioni/spettacoli1/1837-la-traviata-opera-roma-gennaio-2019

 

 

Verdi's Rigoletto last night at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari:

a captivating show with a cinematic flavour

Director Elio Boncompagni

Directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini

 

"Marco Caria gives voice to a sensational Rigoletto, which could not have been represented better than this. With his powerful and strong singing he involves the audience in the events of the court jester, furthermore, also through his movements and expressions, he demonstrates that he knows how to empathize fully in character."

 

Giampaolo Sanna, Online Chronicle

Cagliari, 15 December 2018

http://www.cronacaonline.it/public/content/index.php/2018/12/15/il-rigoletto-di-verdi-ieri-sera-al-teatro-lirico-di-cagliari-uno-spettacolo- captivating-and-with-a-cinematic-flavor/

Cagliari, Rigoletto, 23/12/2018

Director Elio Boncompagni

Directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini

 

"Simple in clothes and wrapped in his black cloak is Rigoletto by the excellent Marco Caria, whose penetrating voice and incisive gestures are well suited to representing the court jester in his dual human and intimate nature - a father with a benevolent soul and an indulgent avenger -, peculiarities that still enhance Verdi's thought, in which the lyrical and dramatic power of his characters is crucial."

 

Carla Monni, The musical bee

https://www.apemusicale.it/joomla/recensioni/43-opera/opera2018/7127-cagliari-rigoletto-23-12-2018

 

Chieti – Marrucino Theatre: The troubadour

Director Sebastiano Rolli

Direction and lighting Valentina Carrasco

 

"Arriving practically at the last moment, Marco Caria fits very well into the stage game and equally well in rendering an extremely multifaceted character with singing, thanks to a skilful use of phrasing. The voice has the color and breadth suited to the role, and appreciates it as much in the most excited moments of the trio that closes the first act as in the more twilight atmospheres of the Balen of his smile."

 

The review refers to the performance of November 2, 2018.

Domenico Ciccone, OperaClick

http://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/chieti-teatro-marrucino-il-trovatore

 

Modena – Luciano Pavarotti Municipal Theater: The corsair

Director Matteo Beltrami

Directed by Lamberto Puggelli

 

"The baritone Marco Caria loved to show off his considerable volume and his confident and well-toned high notes, giving life to a valuable duet with Gulnara in the third act, in which he first underlined the mellifluous irony of the words and then the violent explosion of jealousy. "

 

The review refers to the performance of 26 October 2018.

Ugo Bedeschi, OperaClick

http://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/modena-teatro-comunale-luciano-pavarotti-il-corsaro

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