Mark S. Doss

January 14, 2010 03:10 ET

Opera Star Mark S. Doss Begins 2010 With Run Of Successive European Engagements

BOLOGNA, ITALY--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) - Grammy Award winner and global opera star Mark S. Doss is welcoming in the New Year with a run of successive European engagements. He is confirmed for an exciting line-up of leading roles in several globally celebrated productions.

Currently, Mr. Doss is staring as Jochanaan in a Teatro Comunale di Bologna production of Salome, in Bologna, Italy, with shows running through late January. Mr. Doss is pleased to be working in Bologna under renowned conductor Nicola Luisotti, who was appointed music director of the San Francisco Opera effective at the start of the 2009-10 season.

In February through mid March, Mr. Doss will perform as Balstrode in Peter Grimes at Teatro Regio Torino in Turin, Italy.

Immediately following his performances in Turin, Mr. Doss will travel to Madrid, Spain where he will star as Jochanaan in a Teatro Real production of Salome through the end of April.

In September and October, Mr. Doss will once again take the stage as Jochanaan, this time in a Teatro del Maggio production in beautiful Florence, Italy.

Mr. Doss continues to be cast as Jochanaan by numerous opera companies around the world. Recent reviews have applauded his work in this role, noting both his strong vocal and physical presence. The Journal Sentinel lauded his "potent and steadfast bass-baritone sound" while a review of his work at Opera Regio Torino complimented his visual appeal, stating that "the idea to use a strong room as a cistern for the good looking Jochanaan by Mark Doss was a great one."

In late December, Mr. Doss will return to Turin's Teatro Regio Torino to perform as Klingsor in Parsifal. This opera is scheduled to run through early February 2011.

Mr. Doss has also been contracted for a return performance with the Canadian Opera Company (COC), the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Full details will be announced by the COC at the beginning of 2011.

When he is not touring the world, Mr. Doss divides his time between Toronto, Canada and his Pennsylvania residence.


Mark S. Doss is a celebrated bass-baritone whose accomplishments include a Grammy Award (1993) for his work on the recording of Semele (Handel), and numerous engagements with the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Mr. Doss began his musical studies to aid in his ambitions to become a Catholic priest, but was seduced by the opera world and has since emerged as one of the world's leading singers.

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