MARK S. DOSS – bass baritone
Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss has sung 60 roles with more than 60 major opera houses around the world, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera.
Upcoming engagements include Amonasro in Aida at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain (Oct/Nov 2013), the Four Villains in The Tales of Hoffmann with Tokyo Opera (Nov/Dec 2013), a return to Chicago as the bass-baritone soloist in the Do-It-Yourself Messiah (Dec 19 & 20, 2013) Simone in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie with the Teatro Regio Torino (Mar 2014), and a new opera by Nicholas Lens entitled Shellshock at the Théâtre de la monnaie in Brussels (Oct 2014).
Mr. Doss opened the 2012-13 season with the Teatro Regio Torino in title role of the Dutchman in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in Turin, Italy, followed there by one of his most acclaimed signature roles, Escamillo in Carmen. Next he returned to Chicago as the bass soloist in Handel’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah (Dec. 2012), and then did double bill performances of Premysl and Alfio with the Teatro de La Maestranza in the productions of Sarka and Cavalleria Rusticana (Feb. 2013), followed by the Dutchman with the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Italy, which is soon to be released on DVD (Mar. 2013). He concluded the season with Amonasro in Aida at the San Diego Opera (Apr. 2013) and the Dutchman with the Dorset Opera Festival in the UK (Jul. 2013).
Mr. Doss is very active in opera, concerts and recitals. He begin 2012 with five solo recitals in a two month period followed by Amonasro in Tampa Opera’s Aida, the title role of Paul Rayment in Nicholas Lens’ world premiere of Slow Man in Poznan, Poland, and the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Interlochen Academy, in Interlochen, Michigan.
Past engagements include performing as a guest artist for “A Night of Stars” concert honoring Placido Domingo at Opera Tampa, Thoas in Iphigénie en Tauride with the Canadian Opera Company, Mephistopheles in Santa Fe Opera’s Faust, a debut with the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy, as Priest Grigoris in The Greek Passion, and his successful debut at the Vienna State Opera as Amonasro in Aida.
Mr. Doss has performed under the batons of notable conductors including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, and Robert Shaw, and has been featured with the major orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia.
In the fall of 2011, Mr. Doss was presented with the prestigious Entertainment Award from Planet Africa, which recognizes his achievements as an artist and reputation as a positive role model for youths, both in Canada and in the United States.