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Marcelo Puente was born in Argentina and studied at the Córdoba Conservatory and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has made guest appearances at many of the great international opera venues including the Royal Opera House in London, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Stuttgart Opera, Milan’s La Scala, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, the Dresden Semperoper, the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, the Zarzuela in Madrid, and the Prague Opera. During the 2016 / 2017 season, he made his Royal Opera House debut in London singing the role of Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) alongside Ermonela Jaho under the baton of Antonio Pappano. He also gave his first performances at the Hamburg Staatsoper and La Monnaie in Brussels in the same role and at the Canadian Opera Company and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf in Tosca. He also made his North American debut (Michigan Opera) singing Don José in Carmen and his Japan debut in a concert version of Carmen conducted by Charles Dutoit in Tokyo. He performed the roles of Don José at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Stuttgart, Manrico (Il Trovatore) at the Toulon Opera, the title role of Don Carlos in Prague, and Riccardo (Un ballo in Maschera) at the Teatro Colón. His repertoire also includes the roles of Turridu (Cavalleria rusticana), Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West), Enzo (La Gioconda), Radames (Aïda) and the title role in Andrea Chénier. Last season, he gave debut performances in Vancouver (Calaf inTurandot), in Sydney at the Opera Australia (Don José), in Strasbourg at the Rhine Opera, in Milan at La Scala (Paolo in Francesca da Rimini), in Dresden at the Semperoper and at the Zurich Opera (Alvaro in La Forza del destino), and the Verona Arena (Don José). He also sang the role of Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Verbier Festival. During the 2018 / 2019 season, he made appearances in Dresden (La Forza del destino, Carmen), Cologne (La Forza del destino), and Hamburg (Tosca), and he gave his debut performance at the Washington National Opera in the title role of Faust.
Calaf at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Pollione (Norma) and Don José at the Hamburg Staatsoper.
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