Marcelo Guzzo has gained international acclaim performing leading operatic roles in distinguished theaters around the world, celebrated for his magnificent voice, magnetic stage presence and authentic charm. His portrayal of De Siriex, in a filmed version of Puccini’s Fedora at Teatro Grattacielo in New York City in November 2020, was praised by Opera News Magazine for bringing a “welcome darkness of timbre and presence to his dramatic scenes.”
Mr. Guzzo launches the 2023/2024 season with his house debut at Teatro Metropolitano de Medellín, starring as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
In the 2022/2023 season he performed the role of Almaviva at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, after taking the stage of New York City’s Chelsea Factory in the world premiere of Tomas Cabaniss’ FireSongs, presented by Bare Opera and National Sawdust. He also made important role debuts as Silvio in Pagliacci with the Algonquin Arts Theatre and Vidal Hernando in the world premiere of Fernanda, an adaptation of the famous Zarzuela Luisa Fernanda, with performances in New York City and Williamsburg VA in a co-production of Instituto Cervantes NY, Opera Hispánica and Opera in Williamsburg.
He launched the 2020/2021 season with his debut as Macbeth at Opera North, following his notable debut at Hong Kong Opera as Don Giovanni, a role he performed again at The Kursaal in San Sebastián, Spain in February 2020.
In the 2018/19 season, he appeared as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Ópera de Colombia, Payador in Piazzola’s María de Buenos Aires with New York City Opera & Valentin in Faust at the Festival Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil.
Highlights of his previous seasons include acclaimed performances as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana at Taormina Festival and with Opera San Antonio; Wolfram in Tannhäuser conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Don Giovanni at the Solis Theatre in Uruguay; Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Solis Theatre & Theatre of Fine Arts in Bogotá, Colombia; Escamillo in Carmen with Omaha Opera; Germont in La Traviata in Tel-Aviv; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with the Dallas Opera; Marcello in La Bohème with Theatre of Fine Arts in Bogotá, Princeton Festival and Fresno Opera; and Payador in María de Buenos Aires for Opera Hispánica in New York City.
Mr. Guzzo has also performed in concert with Andrea Bocelli, conducted by Plácido Domingo, and appeared on tour throughout the U.S.A. in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award winning production of South Pacific, in the leading role of Emile De Becque.
Further notable performances include his debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as a guest artist with the Puccini Foundation; a multi-city concert tour throughout China; his first National Broadcast live by WQXR radio where he sang the world premiere of Prestini’s “De Deo” with the New York City Opera; the recording and world tour of the opera “Oh My Son” and appearances in community programs sponsored by Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Guzzo attended the Mannes College of Music in New York where he sang the title roles in Don Giovanni & Gianni Schicchi and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. He studied at the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts where he sang at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He also graduated from the National Lyric Arts School in Uruguay where he was declared the “Best Uruguayan Lyric Voice of 2001” at the Giuseppe Verdi International Singing Competition.
He has performed in numerous concerts and recitals throughout the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Israel, China and Uruguay.