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Biography

Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss has sung with the major orchestras of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago and Toronto, while additionally performing 90 roles with more than 60 major opera companies around the world, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, London’s Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Canadian Opera Company.

Mr. Doss opened the current season as Amonasro in Aida with the Teatro Regio in Turin, followed by Cadmus in Henze’s The Bassarids with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. A return to Chicago for the DIY Messiah was followed by the signature role of Jochanaan in Salome in his debut with the Teatre Principal de Palma in Mallorca, Spain.

Highlights from last season include Germont in La Traviata with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Hyogo, Japan, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the OSO and Ottawa Choral Society, Jochanaan in Salome with the Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil, the Colonial Soldier in Nicholas Lens’ World Premier of Shell Shock at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, and the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah in Chicago, appearing there on FOX and ABC 7 TV and being featured in a Chicago Sun Times article, while successfully fund raising for the IMF — the organization producing the Messiah.

Additional highlights from previous seasons include the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at the Teatro Regio Torino, followed there by one of his most acclaimed roles, Escamillo in Carmen, double bill performances of Premysl (Sarka) and Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) with the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, followed by the Dutchman at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Four Villains in The Tales of Hoffmann with the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Princeton, New Jersey, (soon to be released on CD – the Westminster Choir College label), Simone in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie with the Teatro Regio in Turin, the bass soloist in Bach’s St John Passion with the National Symphony in Costa Rica, and Pizarro (Fidelio) and Amonasro (Aida) with the Dorset Festival in the UK.

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Not too long ago Mr. Doss was presented with the prestigious Entertainment Award from Planet Africa, which recognizes his achievements as an artist with a reputation as a positive role model for youths, both in Canada and in the United States. His ongoing Role Preparation Masterclass, fundraising efforts – including those by way of recitals for Opera Susquehanna and the Bozeman Symphony, and volunteering for church soloist and cantor opportunities are among his many endeavors in continuing to give back to the community.

Future performances include the bass soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with The Bozeman Symphony, the title role in Macbeth with the Dorset Opera Festival, Méphistophélès in Faust with the Ópera de Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain, and the part of the Grandfather in the World Premiere of The Time of Our Singing with La Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium.

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