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Mark Stone joins Wokingham Choral Society to sing the baritone solo part in Brahms' Deutsches Requiem at Eton College on Saturday 28th November 1998

Mark Stone Baritone

Mark Stone studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge and then commenced his formal musical training. In 1996 he was awarded an Aldeburgh Foundation Bursary to enable his attendance of courses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. Also during that year he gained a Jayne Morgan Scholarship, a Sybil Tutton Award and, to finance the two-year Opera Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a GSMD Bursary. In 1997 he won a Powergen Scholarship to the opera course at Dartington International Summer School.

He is the 1998 winner of the Decca-Kathleen Ferrier Prize. Mark has already performed in numerous operas including, most recently, Melibeo (La Fedaltà Premiata) and title role Der Diktator at GSMD; title role Don Giovanni at Dartington; Sid (Albert Herring) at the Kammeroper Schloß, Rheinsberg; and Sancho Panza (Don Quixote) with Opera Omnibus.

Other roles include Nym and Peter Simple (Sir John in Love) (British Youth Opera); Junius (The Rape of Lucretia) and Mittenhofer (Elegy for Young Lovers) at Aldeburgh. In addition he has sung Silvio (I Pagliacci), Sansuga (Il Campiello), Sharpless (Madam Butterfly), Escamillo (Carmen), Figaro (Barber of Seville), Achilles (La Belle Hélène), Papageno (The Magic Flute) & Falke (Die Fledermaus) variously with Opera Live, Beaufort Opera, Park Opera and Guildford Opera. Most recently he has been seen singing Rossini's Figaro and Argento at GSMD, as Araspe in Tolomeo with Broomhill Opera, and in an Opera Gala with Carl Davis and the BBEC Concert Orchestra at Woking Football Ground.

Later this year he will sing Guglielmo for British Youth Opera, Escamillo in Phyllida Lloyd's new production of Carmen for Opera North, and Handel's Resurrection with Opera Atelier in Canada.