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Mark Stone



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) and has since sung Vicomte de Valvert (Cyrano de Bergerac), Mr Astley (The Gambler), Mountjoy (Gloriana) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Quartett) for The Royal Opera.

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). Engagements elsewhere include Don Giovanni for Deutsche Oper Berlin and New Zealand Opera and Count Almaviva for Tampere Opera. Stone sings widely in concert, his engagements including Mahler’s Symphony no.8 with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, Auerbach’s Requiem with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Vladimir Jurowski, Britten’s War Requiem in Milan under Xian Zhang and MacMillan’s Passion in Glasgow under Donald Runnicles. His role creations include in Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.

Stone is director of the recording label Stone Records, which he founded in 2008. He has recorded for the labels Sony BMG, EMI, Virgin, Opera Rara, Dutton and LSO Live.