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Mark S. Doss

Bass - Baritone

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Amonasro in Aida for Teatro Regio Torino, leading baritone role in Nicholas Lens’ Shell Shock for La Monnaie Brussels, Cadmus in Henze's The Bassarids for Opera di Roma and in concert with the Spanish RTE Orchestra with Kent Nagano, Scarpia for Welsh National Opera, Germont in La traviata at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Hyogo, Japan, Méphistophélès in Faust for Opera de Oviedo, Jochanaan in Strauss' Salome with Opera de Mallorca and return to Dallas Opera.


OPERATIC ENGAGEMENTS

The title role in Der fliegende Holländer in Bologna and at the Dorset Opera Festival, Escamillo in Carmen with the Teatro Regio di Torino, double bill performances as Premysl in Sarka and as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana in Seville, his successful debut as Amonasro in Aida with the Vienna State Opera, a role which he also performed with the San Diego Opera and Seville, Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Méphistophélès in Faust with Santa Fe Opera, successful debuts with the Berlin State Opera as Jochanaan in Salome and with São Paulo  Brazil, Simone in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie with Teatro Regio di Torino, and Pizarro in Fidelio at the Dorset Opera Festival.


CONDUCTORS

Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, among others


AWARDS

Grammy Award, 2011 Entertainment Award from Planet Africa, for achievements as an artist and reputation as a positive role model for youths, both in Canada and in the United States 


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July 2017
2619:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

Christopher Cowell, Stage Director

2819:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

Christopher Cowell, Stage Director

2919:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

Christopher Cowell, Stage Director

February 2018
0919:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

1116:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

1619:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2119:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2319:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

March 2018
0819:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2219:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2416:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2919:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

3114:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

April 2018
0419:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

0619:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

1119:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

1319:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

1819:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

2019:15

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Welsh National Opera

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Michael Blakemore, Stage Director

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May 2017
1820:00

Britten - Peter Grimes - Balstrode

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Juraj Valčuha, Conductor

Cesare Lievi, Stage Director

2018:00

Britten - Peter Grimes - Balstrode

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Juraj Valčuha, Conductor

Cesare Lievi, Stage Director

2115:30

Britten - Peter Grimes - Balstrode

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Juraj Valčuha, Conductor

Cesare Lievi, Stage Director

2320:00

Britten - Peter Grimes - Balstrode

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Juraj Valčuha, Conductor

Cesare Lievi, Stage Director

2420:00

Britten - Peter Grimes - Balstrode

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Juraj Valčuha, Conductor

Cesare Lievi, Stage Director

October 2016
0919:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Ópera de Oviedo

Álvaro Albiach, Conductor

Curro Carreres, Stage Director

1120:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Ópera de Oviedo

Álvaro Albiach, Conductor

Curro Carreres, Stage Director

1320:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Ópera de Oviedo

Álvaro Albiach, Conductor

Curro Carreres, Stage Director

1520:00

Gounod - Faust - Méphistophélès

Ópera de Oviedo

Álvaro Albiach, Conductor

Curro Carreres, Stage Director

September 2016
1619:30

Dvořák - Dimitrij - Shusky

Gil Rose, Conductor

July 2016
2719:00

Verdi - Macbeth - Macbeth

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

2919:00

Verdi - Macbeth - Macbeth

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

3019:00

Verdi - Macbeth - Macbeth

Dorset Opera Festival

Jeremy Carnall, Conductor

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San Diego Opera - Rusalka - Vodnik,

“Her extraordinary performance (Renée Fleming) was effectively complemented by Mark S. Doss, whose rich basso cantante ennobled the paternal warnings of Vodník, the sepulchral Water Gnome.”

- The Los Angeles Times, Martin Bernheimer


Opera Frankfurt - Mefistofele - Mefistofele,

"As Mefistofele, Mark S. Doss is so charismatic he may change your mind about an ultimate destination in the afterlife. In total command, Doss raises hell with his raven-black voice and titillates with his balletic presence (gamely donning Mae West drag in a switcheroo with Helen of Troy)."

- The London Financial Times, Larry L. Lash


Comunale Bologna - The Flying Dutchman - The Dutchman

 “Mark S. Doss books a Dutchman of great stature, to the noble foundation. One hears a powerful reserve that never deploys gratuitously, instead cultivating the art of nuance while in the service of the drama, with a refined sensibility, infinitely worthy, he makes the title role a positive character, in accordance with the staging.”

- ANACLASE, Bertrand Bolognesi


Dorset Opera Festival - Macbeth - Macbeth, 2016/17

Mark S Doss gave a thrilling Macbeth: his bass-baritone powered relentlessly through the music, showing ease at both ends of the voice, the bottom fruity and the top packing a real punch, while his sense of line was both authoritative and delicate. His psychological portrayal was also well-developed; face creased in paranoia in the second act, his eyes glittering with madness like the jewels in his crown − no ghost appeared on stage, the apparition presumably a figment of Macbeth’s splintering psyche. Doss captured the character’s development, from the first spark of ambition to his dismissal of his wife’s suicide, with exciting dramatic intensity. This was an ideal portrayal of the role.

- Dominic Lowe, BachtrackRead the article

David Phipps-Davis’s Macbeth was well served by Grammy Award winner Mark S Doss in the title role. A rich bass-baritone and powerful stage presence gave us a Macbeth to reckon with. 

- Express, Clare ColvinRead the article

I don’t know whether it’s more my fault or his, but he is new to me, and clearly a major artist. Whatever charisma is, he has it to spare, looks marvellous, acts powerfully and has the most impressive bass-baritone voice I have come across in years. 

- The Spectator, Michael TannerRead the article

 "The impressive American bass-baritone Mark S. Doss was a secure, vocally imposing Macbeth." 

- Ashutosh Khandekarm, Opera Now


Comunale Bologna - Peter Grimes - Balstrode 2016/17

Noto in Italia e in particolare a Bologna, Mark S.Doss, Balstrode più giovanile ed energico del consueto, sonoro e di ragguardevole presenza.

- Silvano Capecchi, Opera ClickRead the article

The other parts have been intelligently cast. Mark S. Doss was a robust Balstrode armed with a strapping voice and sparkling diction

- James Imam, BachtrackRead the article


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