Baritone Mario Bellanova began his study of singing at the Venice Music Conservatory and continued his Opera formation, including the German and French repertoire, at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.
From 1993 to 1997, Mario was engaged as Principal Soloist for the Bonn Opera Company where he performed many significant Opera roles (La Traviata, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, Manon Lescaut, The Barber of Seville, Samson & Dalila, Don Giovanni and Rosenkavalier .He sung Scarpia (Tosca ) in Solingen and Wuppertal, Germany. From there in France at the Nice Opera in several seasons performing in La Fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Trittico (Puccini), Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) Falstaff and Otello (Verdi) which brought him to Montpellier.
In Italy Roma, where he was invited to perform for several seasons in Operas such as Tales of Hoffman, Faust, Fanciulla del West, Francesca da Rimini, Sly,Tristan and Isolde and A View From The Bridge, Carmen ,Caracalla. Then Firenze, Palermo,Torino,Bari, Bologna and Trieste. In Spain, Seville,Toledo and Teneriffe.
After a personal invitation from Placido Domingo, he was invited to sing at The Kennedy Centre, Washington, USA for Andrea Chenier.
Mario has also performed in Israel (Tel-Aviv Opera), Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo Bunkakaikan in Japan).
In recent years Mario moved to Adelaide and has performed Germont (La Traviata, Verdi) where he was nominated for the Helpmann Award. His latest role was Scarpia (Tosca, Puccini) with SOSA at the Adelaide Festival, 2016 and the Adelaide Town Hall performing in the Verdi Spectacular in November 2017.