Mark Le Brocq


Mark Le Brocq held a choral scholarship at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he read English. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later continued at the National Opera Studio where he was sponsored by The Friends of English National Opera. Upon completing his studies, Mark became a Company Principal with ENO, where his many roles have included Tamino/The Magic Flute, Paris/King Priam, Narraboth/Salomé, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, and Cassio/Otello. For Opera North Mark has sung Froh and Siegmund in their Ring cycle, as well as Steuermann in The Flying Dutchman. Recently, Mark made his house debut at the Semperoper Dresden in the role of Mephistopheles/Doktor Faust, sang the role of Howard Boucher/Dead Man Walking at the Barbican Centre (BBC Symphony Orchestra and Mark Wigglesworth), and returned to WNO to sing Vasily Golitsyn/Khovanshchina, Filka Morozov/From the House of the Dead and Bassanio in André Tchaikowsky’s rediscovered The Merchant of Venice; later reprised at the Royal Opera House as part of WNO’s London Residency. He has previously sung the role of Loge with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra.

Concert performances include Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts in St Paul’s Cathedral; Christmas Oratorio at Cadogan Hall; Beethoven Missa Solemnis at the Three Choirs Festival; St Matthew Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music; Dream of Gerontius with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; St Nicholas with the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North; Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings for Rambert and Orff’s Carmina Burana (Ulster Orchestra, RLPO and at the Royal Albert Hall).

Previously for Longborough: Loge/Das Rheingold (2013 & 2019)

Recent engagements: Pierre Bezukhov/War and Peace (WNO); Harry King/Anthropocene (Scottish Opera); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (BBCSO, 2019 Dubai Proms), The Jailor and Grand Inquisitor/Il Prigioniero (Semperoper Dresden), and Sylvester/The Silver Tassie (BBCSO, Barbican Centre as part of the Armistice Centenary commemorations)

Future engagements: Mao Tse-tung/Nixon in China (Scottish Opera)