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Mark Stone

Baritone

Biography

Mark Stone in action.
Mark Stone in Gloriana, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2013

British baritone Mark Stone made his Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Sonora (La fanciulla del West). His subsequent roles at the Royal Opera House have included Vicomte de Valvert (Cyrano de Bergerac), Mr Astley (The Gambler) and Mountjoy (Gloriana). In the 2013/14 Season he sings the Vicomte de Valmont (Quartett) in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Stone studied at King's College, Cambridge, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and in 1998 was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He sings regularly with English National Opera, where his roles include Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Marcello (La bohème), Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Silvio (I pagliacci). Recent engagements have included Don Giovanni for Deutsche Oper Berlin and New Zealand Opera and Count Almaviva for Tampere Opera). Stone also sings widely in concert, recent engagements including Mahler's Symphony no.8 with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, Lera Auerbach's Requiem with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Vladimir Jurowski, Britten's War Requiem in Milan under Xian Zhang and James MacMillan's Passion in Glasgow under Donald Runnicles.

Stone is director of the recording label Stone Records (founded by Stone in 2008). Stone has also recorded for the labels Sony BMG, EMI, Virgin, Opera Rara, Dutton and LSO Live.

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