Mark Stone (baritone)

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Mark Stone
Born (1969-06-12) 12 June 1969 (age 49)
London, United Kingdom
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Singer (baritone),
CD label director
Years active 1998-present
Website www.markstone.info

Mark Stone is a British baritone appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born in London 12 June 1969, he studied at Wilson's School, Wallington[2] before going up to King's College, Cambridge to read Mathematics.[3] After graduating in 1990, he worked as a Chartered Accountant and as an investment banker[3] before studying singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London from 1995 to 1998.[4]

Performing[edit]

He made his operatic debut in 1998, singing the role of Escamillo for Opera North,[5] since when he has also appeared in the UK at the Royal Opera House,[6] English National Opera,[7] Glyndebourne[8] and Welsh National Opera.[9] He made his U.S. debut for the Opera Company of Philadelphia[10] and went on to sing at Santa Fe Opera.[11] Elsewhere he has sung for La Scala (Milan),[12] Opera Nationale de Montpellier,[13] Liceu (Barcelona),[14] Deutsche Oper Berlin,[15] Cologne Opera,[16] Leipzig Opera,[17] the Royal Swedish Opera,[18] Nationale Reisoper (Enschede),[19] Israeli Opera[17] and New Zealand Opera.[20]

In 2016 he premiered the role of The Count in Elena Langer's opera Figaro Gets a Divorce, at the welsh National Opera.

He appears regularly in concert, having sung with the London Symphony Orchestra,[21] the Hallé Orchestra,[22] the Academy of Ancient Music,[23] the Oxford Lieder Festival,[24] the Philharmonia Orchestra,[25] the BBC Concert Orchestra,[26] the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,[17] the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,[27] the Munich Radio Orchestra,[28] the Danish National Symphony Orchestra,[29] the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (East Berlin),[30] the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Léon[31] and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.[32]

Record producing[edit]

In 2008 he formed the CD label Stone Records.[3] Originally created to release his own recordings, the label expanded, as Stone began to release discs from other artists, and the catalogue now includes vocal, choral, orchestral and instrumental music. Artists include American guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan with the 2015 issue of 'The Legend of Hagoromo'.[33]

Repertoire[edit]

Operatic[edit]

Composer Opera Role Performed
Adams Nixon in China Chou En-lai English National Opera[34]
Adès The Tempest Sebastian Concertgebouw[35]
Alfano Cyrano de Bergerac Valvert Royal Opera House[36]
Argento The Aspern Papers The lodger Guildhall School of Music and Drama[37]
Bellini La straniera Valdeburgo Opera Rara[25]
Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict Claudio Welsh National Opera[38]
Les Troyens Chef grec London Symphony Orchestra[21]
Bernstein Candide Maximillian English National Opera[39]
Bizet Carmen Escamillo Opera North[5]
Djamileh Splendiano Opera North[7]
Britten Albert Herring Sid British Youth Opera,[37] Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg[37]
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius Opera North[40]
Billy Budd Bosun London Symphony Orchestra[41]
Curlew River Ferryman Barbican Centre,[42]
Gloriana Mountjoy Opera North,[37] Royal Opera House[43]
Peter Grimes Ned Keane London Philharmonic Orchestra[37]
The Rape of Lucretia Junius Britten-Pears Orchestra[37]
De Falla La vida breve Manuel Opera North
Donizetti Il campanello Enrico Buxton Festival[44]
L'elisir d'amore Belcore Welsh National Opera[45]
Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico Opera Holland Park,[46] English National Opera,[47]
Dove Man on the moon Gene Kranz Channel 4[48]
Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride Oreste Pina Bausch[49]
Alceste High Priest Woodbridge Festival[37]
Handel Acis and Galatea Polyphemus Gabrieli Consort[37]
La resurezzione Lucifero Opera Atelier[37]
Serse Elviro Royal Swedish Opera[18]
Tolomeo Araspe Broomhill Opera[37]
Haydn La fedeltà premiata Melibeo Guildhall School of Music and Drama[37]
Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen Harašta Opera North
Willem Jeths Hôtel de Pékin Baritone Concertgebouw[50]
Lehár Die lustige Witwe Danilo Opéra national de Montpellier[13]
Martinů Ariane Thesée Guildhall School of Music and Drama[37]
Leoncavallo I pagliacci Silvio Opera North,[51] English National Opera[52]
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Alfio English Touring Opera[37]
Massenet Manon Lescaut Opera North[37]
Messager Veronique Florestan Buxton Festival[53]
Mozart Così fan tutte Guglielmo British Youth Opera,[54] Opera Holland Park,[55] Grange Park Opera,[56] Santa Fe Opera,[11] English National Opera[57]
Die Zauberflöte Papageno Opera Company of Philadelphia,[58]
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Opera Company of Philadelphia,[58] Opéra national de Montpellier, Dartington Festival, Opera North, English National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Opera, The NBR New Zealand Opera
Le nozze di Figaro Il Conte d'Almaviva Opera Holland Park,[59] English National Opera,[60] Classical Opera Company,[61] Cologne Opera[62]Tampere Opera[63]
Le nozze di Figaro Figaro Garsington Opera,[64] The NBR New Zealand Opera[20]
Le nozze di Figaro Bartolo Britten-Pears Orchestra[37]
Prokofiev The Gambler Mr Astley Royal Opera House[6]
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi Opera Company of Philadelphia[65]
La bohème Marcello Opera North, Grange Park Opera,[66] English National Opera[67]
La fanciulla del West Sonora Royal Opera House[68]
Madama Butterfly Yamadori English National Opera[69]
Manon Lescaut Lescaut Leipzig Opera[37]
Rossini Guillaume Tell Guillaume Tell Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Léon[31]
Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro Guildhall School of Music and Drama,[37] English National Opera,[70] Opera Holland Park[37]
Il campanello Enrico Buxton Festival[71]
L'occasione fa il ladro Parmenione Opera North
Il turco in Italia Prosdocimo Garsington Opera[72]
Sawer Skin Deep Luke Pollock Opera North
Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila Second Philistine London Symphony Orchestra[37]
Sondheim Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd Munich Radio Orchestra[28]
Strauss, J Die Fledermaus Eisenstein Welsh National Opera[9]
Strauss, R Ariadne auf Naxos Musiklehrer Dartington Festival[37]
Intermezzo Robert Storch Garsington Opera[73]
Der Rosenkavalier Faninal City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra[74]
Sullivan The Yeomen of the Guard Jack Point BBC Proms[75]
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Onegin Glyndebourne,[76] Israeli Opera, Opera Holland Park[77]
Iolanta Robert Opera Holland Park[78]
Pique dame Yeletsky Opéra national de Montpellier, Opera Holland Park[79]
Tippett King Priam Hector Nationale Reisopera,[19] Brighton Festival[80]
Verdi Falstaff Ford Opera Company of Philadelphia[10]
La forza del destino Don Carlo Opera Holland Park[81]
La traviata Germont Opera Company of Philadelphia[82]
Wagner Die Feen Morald Chelsea Opera Group[83]
Weber Der Freischütz Ottokar Opéra national de Montpellier[37]

Concert[edit]

Composer Works
Adès Totentanz[84]
Auerbach Dresden Requiem[85]
Bach, J.S. B minor mass,[37] Christmas Oratorio,[37] John Passion,[86] Matthew Passion[87]
Bach, C.P.E. Magnificat[37]
Brahms Requiem[88]
Britten War Requiem[89]
Carr Requiem For An Angel[90]
Corp And all the Trumpets Sounded[91]
Delius Sea drift[92]
Duruflé Requiem[90]
Elgar The Apostles,[93] Coronation Ode,[94] Dream of Gerontius[95]
Fauré Requiem[37]
Glass Symphony 5[37]
Handel Messiah[37]
Haydn Nelson Mass[96]
MacMillan John Passion[29]
Mahler Symphony 8[97]
Martin Golgotha[98]
Mendelssohn Elijah[32]
Mozart Mass in C,[37] Mass in C minor,[37] Requiem[37]
Orff Carmina Burana[92]
Rachmaninov The bells[99]
Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle,[37] Stabat Mater[37]
Puccini Messa di Gloria[100]
Tippett A child of our time[37]
Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony,[37] Serenade to music[37]
Walton Belshazzar's Feast[37]

Discography[edit]

Year Title With Label
2014 The complete Quilter songbook Vol.II Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
The complete John Ireland songbook Vol.I Sholto Kynoch Stone Records[90]
2013 The complete Quilter songbook Vol.I Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
Roxanna Panufnik's Love Abide London Mozart Players, Lee Ward Warner Classics[101]
2012 Sondheim's Sweeney Todd Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer BR-Klassik[102]
The runaway bunny Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Glen Roven GPR Records[103]
Requiem Æternam (Duruflé's Requiem) The Choir of Somerville College Oxford, David Crown Stone Records[90]
The complete C.W. Orr songbook - volume 2 Simon Lepper Stone Records[90]
Britten's War Requiem Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Jaap van Zweden Challenge Classics[89]
The complete Havergal Brian songbook - volume 1 Sholto Kynoch Stone Records[90]
2011 The complete C.W. Orr songbook - volume 1 Simon Lepper Stone Records[90]
The complete Delius songbook - volume 2 Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
Ronald Corp's And all the Trumpets Sounded Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Corp Dutton[91]
The complete Delius songbook - volume 1 Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
Time to Time Onyx Brass Meridian Records[104]
2010 In my craft or sullen art Glen Roven GPR Records[105]
Paul Carr: Requiem For An Angel Bath Philharmonia, Gavin Carr Stone Records[90]
The songs of Ronald Corp Simon Lepper Stone Records[90]
The complete Butterworth songbook Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
Offenbach's Vert-Vert Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara[106]
2009 Gibbs' Odysseus BBC Concert Orchestra, David Drummond Dutton[26]
English love Stephen Barlow Stone Records[90]
2008 Britten's Billy Budd London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding Virgin Records[41]
Bellini's La Straniera Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara[25]
2007 The complete Quilter songbook Vol.I Stephen Barlow Sony BMG[107]
Entre Nous (Offenbach compilation) Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara[108]
The A to Z of Mozart opera Classical Opera Company, Ian Page Sony BMG[109]
Tchaikovsky Overtures and Fantasies Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano EMI[110]
La Serenata David Harper Opera Rara[111]
2006 Ora Divina David Harper Opera Rara[112]
2001 Berlioz's Les Troyens London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis LSO Live[21]
2000 The Magic of Inspector Morse Exeter College Choir, Barrington Pheloung Virgin Records[113]

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