“As for Scarpia, American Mark S Doss was quite brilliant in the role – which is undoubtedly one of the greatest in opera.
A strong punchy baritone, he chewed up the stage with an elegant but menacing flamboyance – at times fastidious, at times revelling in his forthcoming conquest – not to mention a suitably louche silk gown.
He was overall the best Scarpia I have seen performed live, mixing beauty with brutality.”
Published in The Daily Echo by Will Frampton
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