Australian-Italian tenor Virgilio Marino studied voice at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before furthering his studies at Mannes College of Music, New York and in Italy where he performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Milan and was a semi-finalist in the Concorso Riccardo Zandonai, Riva, Italy.
Following his professional debut at Theater Regensburg, Germany, where he performed the Duke in Rigoletto and the title role in Oberon, he relocated back to Australia. His roles for Opera Queensland have since included Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ramiro in Cinderella, Rodolfo in La bohème, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, the Duke and Borsa in Rigoletto, Jaquino in Fidelio, Malcolm in Macbeth, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Pong in Turandot, Harry in La Fanciulla del West, Pinkerton and Goro in Madama Butterfly, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and Alfredo in Die Fledermaus.
Virgilio’s engagements with Opera Australia have included Remendado in Carmen, Uldino in Attila, Pang in Turandot, Goro, Johansson in Ghost Sonata, Andres in Wozzeck, Narciso in Il turco in Italia, Camille in The Merry Widow, and Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte in Tokyo. He has also appeared with West Australian Opera, Southern Opera New Zealand, and State Opera South Australia.
On the concert platform Virgilio has appeared for Orchestra of the Music Makers Singapore, New Zealand Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Philharmonia and Queensland Choirs.