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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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Upcoming Past

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Recent and Upcoming Engagements

Return to La Monnaie de Mund for The Time of Our Singing as William Daley, Teatro La Fenice as Balstrode Peter Grimes, to Opera Philadelphia as Creon Oedipus rex, concerts of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Minnesota Orchestra and Opera Highlights concerts with Dallas Opera. 
Recent engagements include Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana Royal Opera House, Nicholas Lens’ Shall Shock The Philharmonie de Paris, Daland Der Fliegende Holländer Dallas Opera, Rigoletto and Scarpia Tosca Welsh National Opera, Crown Porgy and Bess Dutch National Opera, Cadmus Henze's The Bassarids in concert with the Spanish RTE Orchestra and Kent Nagano.   


Other Engagements

Escamillo Carmen and Amonasro Aida at Milan's La Scala, Jochanaan in Strauss' Salome Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust Santa Fe Opera and Opera Frankfurt, Premysl in Janáček's Šárka La Fenice in Venice, Jochanaan Salome Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Escamillo Carmen Arena di Verona​, Balstrode Peter Grimes Teatro Regio di Torino, the title role in Der Fliegende Holländer for Teatro Comunale Bologna and Dorset Opera Festival, Amonasro, Aida Teatro Regio Torino, leading baritone role in Nicholas Lens’ Shell Shock for La Monnaie Brussels, Escamillo Carmen, Cadmus Henze's The Bassarids Opera di Roma, Germont La Traviata Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Hyogo, Japan, Méphistophélès Faust Opera de Oviedo, Balstrode Peter Grimes Teatro Comunale di Bologna.  




Der Fliegender Holländer

Dutch National Opera

Der Fliegender Holländer

Dutch National Opera

Il Tabarro

Il Tabarro


Mark S. in Anthony Davis: Amistad

Anthony Davis: Amistad

An opera in 2 acts

Mark S. in Verdi - Aida

Verdi - Aida

Production from Brussels Opera

Mark S. in Ode to Joy!

Ode to Joy!

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 Choral by Mark S. Doss

Mark S. in Boito Mefistofele

Boito Mefistofele

Production of Oper Frankfurt

Mark S. in STRAUSS: Salome from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2010

STRAUSS: Salome from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2010

Production of Teatro Comunale de Bologna


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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