Mark Stone studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
On the opera stage, his recent engagements have included the title role in ‘Don Giovanni’ for the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Mr Astley (The Gambler), Valvert (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Sonora (La fanciulla del West) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the title role in ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Glyndebourne; Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) and Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore) at the Welsh National Opera; Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Opera North; Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) in Leipzig; Elviro (Serse) for the Royal Swedish Opera; and Yeletsky (Pique Dame), Danilo (Die lustige Witwe) and Ottakar (Der Freischütz) for Opéra de Montpellier. In the U.S. he has sung Germont (La traviata), the title role in ‘Gianni Schicchi’ and Ford (Falstaff) for Philadelphia Opera and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), in Santa Fe.
His many roles at the English National Opera have included the title role in ‘Don Giovanni’, Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo, Marcello (La bohème), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Chou-en-Lai (Nixon in China) and Prince Yamadori in Anthony Minghella’s production of ‘Madama Butterfly’.
His future appearances include his debut at the Cologne Opera as Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno for Philadelphia Opera, and Mountjoy (Gloriana) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In concert, his recent engagements have included the London Symphony Orchestra with Harding and Sir Colin Davis; the Hallé Orchestra with Elder; the Gabrieli Consort with McCreesh; the Bamberger Symphoniker with Norrington; the Academy of Ancient Music with Daniel and appearances with the City of London Sinfonia; the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the CBSO. Engagements this season include concerts with Maazel and the Philharmonia (Mahler 8), Vladimir Jurowski and the Dresden Staatskapelle (Auerbach Requiem), Xian Zhang in Milan (Britten ‘War Requiem’), Michael Schoenwandt in Amsterdam (Jeths ‘Hotel de Pekin’), Donald Runnicles in Glasgow (MacMillan ‘Passion), Paul Goodwin in London (Bach ‘St Matthew Passion’) and James Judd at the Vienna Konzerthaus (Elgar ‘The Dream of Gerontius’).