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Stone, Mark (baritone)
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Mark Stone (baritone)

Baritone Mark Stone 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 the title role in Don Giovanni for the Hamburg State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro in Hamburg and Cologne; Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at the Welsh National Opera; Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opera North; Lescaut in Manon Lescaut in Leipzig; Elviro in Serse for the Royal Swedish Opera; Yeletsky in Pique Dame, Danilo in Die lustige Witwe; and Ottakar in Der Freischütz for Opéra de Montpellier and Mountjoy in Britten’s Gloriana for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His many roles at the English National Opera have included the title role in Don Giovanni, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo, Marcello in La bohème, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Chou-en-Lai in Nixon in China and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.

In the United States he has sung Ford in Falstaff, Germont in La traviata, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Gianni Schicchi for Philadelphia Opera, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte in Santa Fe. He recently appeared in the US as the Ferryman in Britten’s Curlew River in Netia Jones’ production.

On the concert platform he has sung Britten’s War Requiem at La Scala Milan with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Xian Zhang, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Jaap van Zweden; Rossini’s Guillaume Tell at the BBC Proms with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano; the title role in Sweeney Todd with the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich; A Sea Symphony with the Dusseldorfer Symphoniker and Sir Roger Norrington, and The Dream of Gerontius with James Judd at the Vienna Konzerthaus.


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