Marco Caria is one of Italy’s most exciting young baritones to have emerged in recent years. In 2010, he joined the Vienna State Opera with appearances in La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, L’Elisir d’Amore, Simon Boccanegra and Pagliacci, with future performances in Falstaff, Werther and Lucia di Lammermoor. Highlights of recent seasons included Maria Padilla at the Wexford Festival Opera, Maria Stuarda at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and La Boheme for the opening performance of the refurbished Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He made his North American debut with the Cincinnati Symphony in 2008 in La Forza del Destino conducted by James Conlon. During the 2008-09 season he appeared twice at Teatro La Fenice in Venice – first for I Pagliacci and returning for Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Mr. Caria won two prizes at Placido Domingo's international competition Operalia in 2007 – one the top prize awarded by public vote.