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MAHLER CYCLE 2011

Mark Stone

Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

His recent engagements have included Mr Astley (The Gambler), Valvert (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Sonora (La fanciulla del West) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the title role in Eugene Onegin at Glyndebourne; Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) at Welsh National Opera ( WNO); Demetrius (AMidsummer Night's Dream) at Opera North; Don Carlo (La forza del destino) at Opera Holland Park; Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) in Leipzig; Elviro (Serse) for the Royal Swedish Opera; and Yeletsky (Pique Dame), Danilo (Die lustige Witwe); and Ottakar (Der Freischütz) for Opéra de Montpellier. In the US he has sung Germont (La traviata), the title role in Gianni Schicchi and Ford (Falstaff) for Philadelphia Opera; and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) in Santa Fe. His many roles for English National Opera have included the title role in Don Giovanni, Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo, Marcello (La bohème), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Chou-en-Lai (Nixon in China) and PrinceYamadori in Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly.

Engagements in 2011 include Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) for WNO, Poeta (Il turco in Italia) for Garsington Opera and Don Giovanni at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

In concert, recent engagements have included the London Symphony Orchestra with Harding and Sir Colin Davis; Hallé Orchestra with Elder; Gabrieli Consort with McCreesh; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with Norrington; Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León with Zedda; Academy of Ancient Music with Paul Daniel and appearances with the City of London Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.