Mark Stone baryton
Mark Stone studied at King’s College, Cambridge and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
In the UK he has sung for The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, Buxton Festival, Garsington Opera and Grange Park Opera and abroad he has sung for La Scala Milan, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Liceu Barcelona, Leipzig, Stockholm, Montpellier, Netherlands Reisopera, Tampere Finland, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Opera Atelier Toronto, Israeli Opera and New Zealand Opera. His operatic roles include Marcello, Belcore, Sonora, Gianni Schicchi, Ashton, Ford, Germont, Don Carlo (Forza), Silvio, Rossini’s Figaro, Don Giovanni, Almaviva, Guglielmo, Papageno, Onegin, Yeletsky, Danilo, Eisenstein, Chou En-lai, Hector, Junius, Ned Keene, Sid and Demetrius.
He has sung at all the major UK concert halls with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Gabrieli Players and the Hanover Band. He is also in demand as a song recitalist, in which capacity he has sung at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
He is a director of the CD label Stone Records, and he has also recorded for Sony BMG, EMI, Virgin, Opera Rara, Dutton and LSO Live.
Future plans include the Count in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Hamburg, WNO), Robert Storch in Strauss’ Intermezzo (Garsington), Figaro gets a divorce (WNO), concerts and recitals around the UK and abroad, and further CD releases.
He lives in Sussex, UK with his wife Michelle and their son Thomas.