Surrey-born baritone Mark Nathan is currently a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist. This season, he was invited to sing Starveling A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM , Mr Goldbury UTOPIA LTD and Giuseppe THE GONDOLIERS for them.
Mark’s previous operatic roles include title-role DON GIOVANNI and Marcello LA BOHÈME with Opera Loki; Papageno DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Hampstead Garden Opera; Rabotnik THE FIERY ANGEL with Scottish Opera; Le Directeur LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS, Death SAVITRI at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Antoine LA VIE PARISIENNE at Royal College of Music; Gob THE POISONED KISS at the Barber Institute Summer Festival; Dr Falke DIE FLEDERMAUS, Wagner FAUST and Counsel TRIAL BY JURY all with Winterbourne Opera; Morales CARMEN with Riverside Opera; Dr Pangloss CANDIDE with London Musical Theatre Orchestra; Sir Joseph Porter HMS PINAFORE at the Harwich Festival; Koko THE MIKADO with Co-Opera; Mark studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Opera School with Scott Johnson, having graduated from London’s Royal College of Music. Earlier he completed a Music degree at Birmingham University. He has also studied and taken masterclasses with notable singers such as Simon Keenlyside, Rosalind Plowright, John Tomlinson and Susan Bullock.
When not singing, he can mostly be found writing musical theatre lyrics and children’s poetry.