Mark Stone


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 his first foray into Wagner roles, with acclaimed role debuts as Wotan/Die Walküre for Grimeborn, for which he was nominated for an Offie Award for best performance in an opera, Gunther/Götterdämmerung at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Alberich/Das Rheingold at Longborough.

Other roles include Wozzeck in Geneva, Ford/Falstaff in Philadelphia, Germont Père/La Traviata in Philadelphia and Longborough, Balstrode/Peter Grimes in Queensland, the King/Lessons in Love and Violence at the Mariinsky Theatre, Protector/Written on Skin in Philadelphia, Mountjoy/Gloriana at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Marcello/La Bohème in Copenhagen and for ENO, Gianni Schicchi in Philadelphia, Don Giovanni for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, New Zealand Opera, ENO and the Toyko Symphony Orchestra, Il Conte/Le nozze di Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Hamburg and Tampere, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte for Welsh National Opera, Philadelphia and Valencia and Guglielmo/Così fan tutte in Santa Fe.

Upcoming highlights include Gallimard in the world premiere of M. Butterfly for Santa Fe Opera and Capulet/Roméo and Juiliette for Malmö Opera.

In 2022 Mark gave further performances of Adès’s Totentanz with the composer and the Vienna Philharmonic, a piece with which he has become synonymous, having previously performed it with the the New York Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, the Danish National Symphony and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras.

Mark has a widespread discography. In November 2020, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his recording of Ades’s Totentanz with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Previously for Longborough: Alberich/Das Rheingold (2019), Giorgio Germont/La traviata (2018)