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Mark S. Doss

" ...a spot-on Scarpia, avarice and evil wrapped up in swagger, menace and dangerous charm." - The Times

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Ekaterina Belova


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Mar 2024


Matthew Aucoin, Conductor
Sarah Ruhl, Stage Director

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Biography Highlights


Upcoming & Recent

Giorgio Germont La traviata with Welsh National Opera, Eurydice's Father Eurydice with Boston Lyric Opera, William Daley The Time of Our Singing at La Monnaie de Bruxelles.



Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia with Erie Philharmonic and Minnesota Orchestra, William Daley The Time of Our Singing at Theater St. Gallen, Gorjančikov From the House of the Dead at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Captain Balstrode Peter Grimes at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Créon and the Messenger Œdipus Rex with Opera Company of Philadelphia and participation in a concert of operatic highlights with Dallas Opera. He also recently made his anticipated New York Lincoln Center debut with the New York Philharmonic in Here I Stand: Paul Robeson’s 125th Birthday and appears with GVO Orchestra at All Saints Church in New York.




Der Fliegender Holländer

Teatro La Fenice

Der Fliegender Holländer

Teatro La Fenice

Il Tabarro

Il Tabarro


Reviews & Press


Welsh National Opera - Tosca - Scarpia

Mark S Doss sang Scarpia with pleasing depth of character beyond the thuggish villain he can sometimes be. This was a scheming, manipulative and cruel chief of police who delighted in tormenting Tosca during her lover's torture while simultaneously carving a ham. His tall, upright figure and measured but striking tone more often hinted at great power rather than trying to dominate the stage through mere volume, and the result was something quite menacing.


Welsh National Opera - Tosca - Scarpia

Mark S Doss is spot-on as Scarpia, avarice and evil wrapped up in swagger, menace and dangerous charm.

- Rebecca Franks , The Times

Welsh National Opera - Tosca - Scarpia

As for Scarpia, American Mark S Doss was quite brilliant in the role - which is undoubtedly one of the greatest in opera. A strong punchy baritone, he chewed up the stage with an elegant but menacing flamboyance - at times fastidious, at times revelling in his forthcoming conquest - not to mention a suitably louche silk morning coat. He was overall the best Scarpia I have seen performed live, mixing beauty with brutality.

- Will Frampton , Bournemouth Echo

Welsh National Opera - Tosca - Scarpia

but the night belongs to Scarpia, played by Mark S Doss. Darkly comic, Doss brings out the chancer in Scarpia; he is the career politician at the top of his game not through merit, but circumstance.

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Dorset Festival - Vedi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Verdi’s first operatic success, Nabucco, saw Grammy award-winning American, Mark S Doss in the title role. Doss brought his considerable dark bass-baritone to the role rendering a top A-flat at the end of his ‘O prodi miei…’ cabaletta, all the more exciting

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Dallas Opera - Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Daland

Bass-baritone Mark S. Doss is excellent as her greedy father, the sea captain Daland, who eagerly offers her to the Dutchman in exchange for riches. Although he is the same voice type as Grimsley, he sounds completely different; the audience always knows which character is singing.

- Gregory Sullivan Isaacs , TheaterJones

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Bass-baritone Mark Doss S. Doss as Daland matched the power and gorgeous tone of Grimsley’s performance of the Dutchman

- Wayne Lee Gay , Texas Classical Review

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From his first appearance, Mark S. Doss, as Senta's father Daland, supplied a finely focused, splendidly declamatory baritone. 

- Scott Cantrell , Dallas News

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