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Uruguayan Baritone Marcelo Guzzo is been hailed as one of the most outstanding singers of his generation, he has been noticed y critics as "strong and charming" singing with "idealistic pathos in a smooth baritone" New York Times. His performances have been noted as "honest, heartfelt and rich in tone" Chicago Tribune. In 2014 Mr. Guzzo features the debut under the baton of Mtro. Placido Domingo y Andrea Bocelli, as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana at Theatro del Silenzio in Italy. Upcoming performances include Marcello in Boheme in Colombia and Escamillo in Carmen opening season at the Sodre in Uruguay. He also debut at Walt Disney Hall in concert among others the new opera Oh my son.

In 2013 he debuted the role of Wolfram in Wagner's "Tannhauser" ​conducted by Mtro. Gustavo Dudamel; Escamillo in "Carmen" at Omaha Opera; Payador in "Maria de Buenos Aires" by Piazzolla with Opera Hispanica in NYC, and headlines a multi city concert tour of China. In 2011/12 Mr. Guzzo performed the title role of Don Giovanni at the Solis Theater, the Count of Almaviva in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and Marcello in "La Boheme" at the Theatre of Bellas Artes in Colombia.

Mr. Guzzo joined the National Tour of the Tony Award winning Lincoln Center production of "South Pacific" in the leading role of Emile De Becque. Guzzo made his first National Broadcast live by WQXR radio where he sang the world premiere of "De Deo" by Prestini with the New York City Opera. Other important engagements include Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly" with the Dallas Opera; the Count in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Theater Solis in Uruguay, Marcello in "La Boheme" with the Princeton Festival and Fresno Opera. In 2009, Marcelo Guzzo's career began to rise when he sang Alfio in concert performances of "Cavalleria Rusticana" with Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Villarroel at the San Antonio Opera. This led to him the engagement for the same role opposite Chiara Taigi at the Taormina Festival in Italy after which he traveled to Tel Aviv to sing Germont in "La Traviata".

Marcelo Guzzo made his debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in the fall of 2004 as a guest artist in the Puccini Foundation. Mr. Guzzo attended the Mannes College of Music in New York where he sang the title roles of Don Giovanni, (Gianni Schicchi and Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro". He studied at the Schools of the Arts in the College of Charleston where he sang at the Piccollo Spoledo 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 and Uruguay.

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