Excited to be making his Opera Columbus debut in one of his favorite roles, tenor Marc Heller has performed the role of Radames in "Aïda" internationally, at such locales as London's Royal Albert Hall, and at the Pyramids of Giza in a production broadcast by R.A.I. Television. Arriving on the heels of a new production of "Aïda" in Germany this Autumn, Mr. Heller has also performed as Radames more locally, at Utah Opera, and Opera Tampa.
Mr. Heller made his Metropolitan Opera debut opposite Placido Domingo as the antagonist Gao Jian Li in Tan Dun's new opera "The First Emperor", returning the following season as Tybalt in "Roméo et Juliette" with Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, appearing in the Met's HD movie series and internationally re-broadcast regularly.
In recent seasons, Mr. Heller made house debuts at the Bolshoi Theater - Moscow as Don José in "Carmen", Barcelona's Liceu as Verdi's Otello and Opera Pacific as Calaf in "Turandot", with broadcast performances at both venues, the Hungarian State Opera's Summer Festival at Margaret Island - Budapest again as Verdi's Otello, and in critically acclaimed role debuts as Enrico the Bellmaker in Respighi's rarity "La Campana Sommersa" at New York City Opera, and the eponymous "Le Prophète" by Meyerbeer at the Badisches Staatsthetaer - Karlsruhe.
Other performed roles include Canio (I Pagliacci), Manrico (Il Trovatore), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Chenier (Andrea Chenier), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana); with role debuts in coming seasons including Edrisi in "Krol Roger" at Dallas Opera, and as Wagner's Tristan.