Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied Mathematics at King’s College, Cambridge, and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
Recent operatic engagements include Einstein/Die Fledermaus (Welsh National Opera); Protector/Written on Skin (Philadelphia Opera); Silvio/I Pagliacci and Count/Figaro Gets a Divorce (Grand Théâtre de Genève).
This season he sings Papageno/The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera and Valencia Palau de les Arts); Gunther/Götterdämmerung (Grand Théâtre de Genève); and Captain Balstrode/Peter Grimes (Queensland Opera).
2018/19 concerts include West Side Story (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome); St Matthew Passion (Orchestre National de Lyon and Bach Choir, London); concerts with the Hallé Choir at the Auditorio de Valladolid, Spain and Totentanz with the Orchestre de Paris and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Daniel Harding.
A keen recitalist, he has sung in New York at Carnegie’s Weill Hall; at Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London; and the Canterbury, Buxton and Oxford Lieder festivals. A prolific recording artist, Mark appears on discs with EMI, LSO Live, Virgin / EMI, Opera Rara and Sony BMG. His solo recital discs – Quilter songs (Sony BMG), ‘English Love’, the complete Butterworth Songbook and the complete Delius Songbook (Stone Records) – have all received widespread critical acclaim.