Debut with WNO
Mark S Doss was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He started training as a Catholic priest at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, before studying voice with Nicola Rossi-Lemeni at Indiana University. In 1986 Doss joined the Metropolitan Opera and won the International Verdi Competition. He has since sung nearly 100 roles in major opera houses around the world. Doss won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for his performance in Handel’s Semele and in 2011 received Planet Africa’s Entertainment Award. He is a keen player of chess.
Recent engagements: Alfio Cavalleria rusticana (The Royal Opera); Méphisto Faust (Dorset Opera); Captain Balstrode Peter Grimes (Teatro Comunale di Bologna)
Forthcoming engagements: Amfortas Parsifal (Teatr Wielki, Warsaw)