Mario Bertolino italian bassbaritone
Characteristics irrefutable in the art of the modern opera singer are the coexistence of a warrior type vocal technique and an interpretive instinctive musically. MARIO BERTOLINO possesses all of these qualities. They have allowed him to work on the major stages of the most prestigious opera houses of the world in bass baritone roles and in those buffo roles that are notoriously demanding not only on the psychological and vocal profile but also because they require firm attitude in their recitation. MARIO BERTOLINO studied and gratuated from the conservatory of Music Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo, Italy. He partecipated in the internationally well known operatic contest (Association Lyric and Concert International) in Milano, Italy where he was the winner over 355 partecipants. Winning this competition, gave MARIO BERTOLINO his debut in Milano, Italy. After this first European success, he was engaged to sing in the United States in Philadelphia where he made his debut in “Lucia di Lammermour”. Due to his success, he went on to sing in every major opera house in the United States where developed the most important part of his career, especially at Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Each season, MARIO BERTOLINO appears in the leading theatres of Italy such as the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Operas of Palermo, Naples and Genoa
He has sung throughout France, Spain, and Brazil in Germany appeared with the Bayersche Staatsoper in Munich. Season after season, MARIO BERTOLINO has been singing roles in such operas as : “Werther”, “Carmen”, “Tosca”, “Eugene Onegin”, “Manon Lescaut”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Rigoletto”, “Don Pasquale”, “l’Elisir d’Amore”, “La forza del Destino” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. Most well known to the audiences of Peking, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, ecc.
MARIO BERTOLINO has performed with every great singer such as : Maria Callas, Di Stefano, Mario Del Monaco, Jan Peerce, Bergonzi, Cappuccilli and Scotto, Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras and world renowned conductors such as : James Levine, Giuseppe Patane, Alberto Zedda, Anton Guadagno, Sarah Caldwell, Nello Santi, Nino Verchi, Alain Lombard, Francesco Molinari Pradelli, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Richard Bonynge, Daniel Oren, Julius Rudel, Donato Renzetti, Marcello Panni and many others.