Mark S. Doss opened the current 08/09 Season covering the role of Jochanaan in Salome at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, going on to sing a concert of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs (Sets 1 & 2) with Ocala Symphony Orchestra (Florida), the High Priest of Dagon in Samson et Dalilawith Pittsburgh Opera, and Don Pedro in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla with Washington Concert Opera.
The 07/08 season began with Escamillo in Portland Opera’s Carmen, Méphistophélés in a revival of Faust with Oper Frankfurt, Jochanaan in Salomewith Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera — while simultaneously doing the same role in Robert Carsen’s “Caesar’s Palace” production with Teatro Regio Torino, Amonasro in Aida as his Pittsburgh Opera debut, Charrington in Lorin Maazel’s “1984” at Teatro alla Scala (conducted by Maazel), and the role of Diomede in Walton’s Troilus and Cressida with Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
The previous season included performances of Méphistophélès in Faust with Portland Opera, Jochanaan at La Scala, and Thoas in San Francisco Opera’s Iphigénie en Tauride. The 05/06 and 04/05 seasons saw his as Scarpia in Toscawith Opera Frankfurt, performing in Santa Fe Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Alidoro in La Cenerentola at both La Scala and Lyric Opera of Chicago, Escamillo with Teatro Sociale di Mantova and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Amonasro (Aida) at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany.
The 04/05 season also saw him as Amonasro in a revival of Théâtre de la Monnaie’s Aida (recorded on DVD by Opus Arte), Randolph in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s World Premiere of A Wedding, Méphistophélès in Oper Frankfurt’sFaust, and Argante in Teatro alla Scala’s Rinaldo (Händel).
Upcoming engagements include a return to La Scala as Jaroslav Prus in Janacek’s The Makropulos Case, Méphistophélès in Faust with Opera Tampa, Jochanaan in Salome with Teatro Real (Madrid), and Kingsor in Teatro Regio Torino’s Parsifal.
Highlights of other recent seasons include a Royal Opera House debut as Amonasro in Aida, a debut at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona in Peter Grimes, the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele with Oper Frankfurt, Escamillo in his debut at Teatro alla Scala, the title role in Händel’s Giulio Cesare with Cleveland Opera, the bass soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with Seattle Symphony, the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Baltimore Symphony (under the direction of Bobby McFerrin), and Mendelssohn’s Elijahwith Cathedral Choral Society at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.