English tenor Mark Le Brocq’s performances at the Royal Opera House have included in Will Tuckett’s The Seven Deadly Sins for The Royal Ballet and Smee (Peter Pan), Sergeant Snell (In Parenthesis) and Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice) for Welsh National Opera.
Le Brocq studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He joined English National Opera as a company principal after graduating from the National Opera Studio. Engagements with WNO include the world premieres of Iain Bell’s In Parenthesis and A Christmas Carol and Painter/Client (Lulu), Aron (Moses und Aron), Le Medicin (The Fall of the House of Usher), Golitsyn (Khovanshchina) and Filka Morozov (From the House of the Dead). His many roles with Opera North include Bob Boles (Peter Grimes) and Šapkin (From the House of the Dead). Further engagements include Mephistopheles (Doktor Faust) for Semperoper Dresden, General Sir Philip Wingrave (Owen Wingrave) for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy, and the title role in Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter for Independent Opera (UK premiere). Engagements in Wagner repertory include Loge (Das Rheingold) for Longborough Festival and Siegmund (Die Walküre), Froh (Das Rheingold) and Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer) for Opera North.
Le Brocq’s concert engagements include a programme of Janáček and Schoenberg with Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Missa solemnis at the Three Choirs Festival, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, St Matthew Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music, Saint Nicolas for Opera North and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Rambert.