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Mark Wilde (Tenor)

Born: Scotland, UK

The Scottish tenor, Mark Wilde, was a chorister at Dundee Cathedral. He then went on to study at the University of East Anglia and the Royal College of Music. He currently studies with Gerald Martin Moore.

In 2000 Mark Wilde made his Glyndebourne debut as Ferrando in Così fan Tutte and appeared as second soldier in Stephen Pimlott's highly acclaimed production of The Coronation of Poppea at English National Opera. Previously he has appeared in Albert Herring at the Perth Festival, Donizetti's Il Campanello at the Buxton Festival, George Frideric Handel's Arminio at the Royal College of Music and roles in Antonio Vivaldi's Giustine and Ottone in La Serenissima for BBC Radio 3.

Other recent operatic appearances include Jacquino in Fidelio for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Ferrando in Così fan Tutte for Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Jonathan in G.F. Handel's Saul for the Opera North, Purcell's Fairy Queen for Armonico Consort, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Barbican, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Birmingham Opera Company, Frederic for English National Opera, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for the European Opera Centre in St Petersburg and Riga, Giannetto in La Gazza Ladra at Garsington Opera and the Mostly Mozart Festival, Rudolf in a new production of Euryanthe for the Netherlands Opera, the title role in highly acclaimed Candide at the City of Birmingham Opera, Count Almaviva in Barber of Seville for Savoy Theatre Opera, Adelaide de Borgogna at the Edinburgh International Festival, and for Birmingham Opera Company directed by Graham Vick, Telemacus in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria and the Madwoman in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River including a performance at the 2004 BBC Proms, Tamino for Scottish Opera,. Mark also took part in a recording of Donizetti's Pia de'Tolomei for Opera Rara, including a concert performance at the Royal Festival Hall.

Mark makes regular appearances on the concert platform both in the UK and abroad with orchestras and ensembles as Previous engagements include appearances with The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, The Hallé Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, London Mozart Players, City of London Sinfonia, The Sixteen, The Hanover Band, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Recent concert performances include the St John Passion (BWV 245) at the Perth Festival with The Hanover Band and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Helsinki, The Creation for the International Church Music Festival, Kristiansand, at the Barbican and Royal Festival Halls and for Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, B. Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Acis and Galatea at St John's Smith Square, Messiah at Winchester Cathedral and B. Britten's War Requiem in Westminster, Ely, Norwich and Ypres Cathedrals. Mark recently sang the St John Passion (BWV 245) in Turku & Oulu, Finland, and in Hovik Kirke in Norway, as well as on tour in Spain with The Academy of Ancient Music, the Messiah with The Sixteen and City of London Sinfonia, Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in Japan with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, B. Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Britten Sinfonia, a new piece by Jonathan Dove On Spital Fields at London's Spitalfields Festival, and recitals at St John's Smith Square with Malcolm Martineau and Aldeburgh with Andrew West. Most recently he performed B. Britten Folksongs with The Northern Sinfonia.

Engagements in 2006-2007 include Serano/Bertram in La Donna del Lago for Opera Rara at the Edinburgh Festival, Bird of Night at the Linbury Studio, Covent Garden, L'Enfance du Christ with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Pacini's Alessandro nelle Indie with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Messiah with the Baerum Bach Choir in Oslo and Tamino Die Zauberflöte, King Arthur and The Fairy Queen for Armonico Consort. Subsequent engagements include Alfredo in the Graham Vick production of La Traviata for Birmingham Opera Company and Cat in Jonathan Dove's Pinocchio for Opera North.

Mark Wilde has recorded G.F. Handel's Ode to St Cecila's Day and The Dettingham Te Deum for Naxos Records, Sullivan's The Golden Legend and The Prodigal Son for Hyperion Records, and 'Ancient Melodies', a recital CD of songs for tenor and guitar on Docker Records. He is soon to record a CD B. Britten's Scottish Settings.

Source: Mark Wilde Website (March 2006); Hazard Chase Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2007)

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Wilde, Mark (Naxos)
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