Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
Tenor Marcus Haddock's voice rang with a most satisfying and authentic Italianate squillo. For Verdi's 'Requiem' with St. Louis Symphony St. Louis Post-Dispatch
American tenor Marcus Haddock brought clarion high notes and legato line to the part, along with a clear, individualized conception of the character... For Cavaradossi in 'Tosca' with San Diego Opera San Diego Union Tribune
American tenor Marcus Haddock’s beautiful voice and magnetic stage presence have won him international distinction. His illustrious career has taken him to the most prestigious opera stages around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real de Madrid, and Teatro alla Scala. On the concert stage he has been heard with Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Philharmonic, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others.
Known for the dramatic intensity and technical . . . brilliance of his singing, Mr. Haddock’s operatic repertoire includes a wide range of roles from Rossini and Donizetti to Bizet, Verdi and Puccini. One of his signature roles is Don José in “Carmen” which he has sung in Munich, Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco. The New York Times praised Haddock’s role debut as Don José opposite Anne Sofie von Otter’s “Carmen” at the Glyndebourne Festival as “stylish, elegant” and The Independent called his performance a “knock-out”.
The title role of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” is another of Haddock’s favorites. He has performed the role in Vienna, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris (Opera Comique), Dallas, and Madrid. Other roles with which Haddock has become strongly identified include the title role in Werther, which he sang for his house debut at the Vienna State Opera, and at Grand Théâtre de Genève; the title role in Don Carlo, heard at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale, Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Cologne Opera; and Riccardo in “Un ballo in maschera”, performed in 2005-06 at the Opera Company of Philadelphia and reprised in 2006-07 in his debut at San Francisco Opera. Marcus also garnered praise for his singing of Gabriele Adorno in Santa Fe Opera's new production of “Simon Boccanegra”, a role to which he returned in 2006-2007 at the Metropolitan Opera and to The Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the 2007-08 season.
More highlights of Haddock’s recent seasons include performances of Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” at Covent Garden; Rodolfo in “La bohème” at Fort Worth Opera; the title role in Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Alfredo in La traviata at The Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.
He can be heard on DVD as Ruggero in “La rondine” with Washington National Opera and “Carmen” from the 2002 Glyndebourne Festival. CD recordings include Puccini’s “La bohème” for Telarc with the Atlanta Symphony, “Werther” for Naxos, Montemezzi’s “L’Amore dei tre Re”, Mercadante’s “Orazi e Curiazi” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and “Il Guarany” with Oper der Stadt Bonn, produced by Sony.