Greenwich Village Orchestra: Arias and Spirituals with Mark S. Doss
Grammy Award–winning operatic bass-baritone Mark S. Doss sings famous arias from Carmen, Samson et Dalila, Rigoletto, and Wagner’s Ring Cycle plus classic African-American spirituals. The program conducted by Barbara Yahr and Eric Mahl also includes orchestral favorites from the operatic repertoire.
Mark S. Doss opened the 2021/22 season with a return to La Monnaie in Brussels as William Daley in the world premiere of Kris Defoort’s award-winning The Time of Our Singing, followed by concerts of Opera Highlights with Dallas Opera, Beethoven’s 9th with the Minnesota Orchestra, and as Creon and the Messenger in The Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky. He sang the 9th with the Houston Symphony and returned to La Fenice in Venice as Balstrode in Peter Grimes.
Recent engagements include Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) at London’s Royal Opera, Nicholas Lens’ Shell Shock with the Philharmonie in Paris, and Scarpia (Tosca) and Rigoletto with Welsh National Opera.
Mr. Doss’ illustrious career has taken him to the most prestigious opera houses worldwide, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, with eight major roles that include Argante (Rinaldo), Jochanaan (Salome), and Amonasro (Aida); Turin’s Teatro Regio with Simone in Zemlinsky’s The Florentine Tragedy, and the title role in The Flying Dutchman; and Lyric Opera of Chicago with Escamillo, and Cinque in Amistad, among others. At Dorset Opera he sang Pizarro (Fidelio), Verdi’s Macbeth and Nabucco. With the Hyogo Performing Arts Center he took on Germont (La Traviata), and the Four Villains (The Tales of Hoffmann) with the New National Opera in Tokyo.
Upcoming engagements include William Daley in The Time of Our Singing with Theatre St. Gallen, Concerts of Paul Robeson Tributes with Lincoln Center in New York City, the role of Alexandr Petrovic Gorjancikov in Janacek’s From the House of the Dead with Rome Opera, Beethoven’s 9th with La Fenice in St. Mark’s Square, and Germont with Welsh National Opera.