Mark performed the title role in Orfeo (2004) and the title role in Idomeneo (2006) for Pinchgut.
A remarkable interpreter of Baroque and Classical repertoire, Mark Tucker has performed and recorded alongside many of its leading exponents, including John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and René Jacobs. Of Anglo-Venetian parentage and bilingual, he has a particular interest in Italian repertoire.
Career highlights include a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the title role of Orfeo with the New London Consort under Philip Pickett and directed by Jonathan Miller; Monteverdiʼs Vespers of 1610 at the Salzburg Festival under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and again under John Eliot Gardiner at Basilica San Marco, Venice and the world premiere of Shchedrin's Vek Moy with Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) at the Köln Philharmonie.
Highlights this season have included Galuppiʼs L'Olimpiade at La Fenice under Andrea Marcon, and laterthis month he sings Elgarʼs Dream of Gerontius with the Seville Symphony Orchestra. He goes on to perform Rossiniʼs Petite Messe Solonelle with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra under Giancarlo Andretta, and in 2007 the New London Consort will be undertaking an international tour of Orfeo with Mark in the title role.
Other recent opera engagements include Hyllus (Handelʼs Hercules ) in Potsdam; the title role in Rameauʼs Platée in Lisbon; Eurimaco (Monteverdiʼs Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria) with Boston Baroque; Gomatz (Mozartʼs Zaide) at La Monnaieand for Opéra du Rhin; The Novice (Billy Budd) for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; and Marzio (Mitridate) under Christophe Rousset at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Markʼs discography includes Vivaldiʼs Andromeda liberata with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and Monteverdiʼs Incoronazione di Poppea under John Eliot Gardiner (Deutsche Grammophon); Orfeo with Pinchgut Opera (ABC Classics); Boaz (Lennox Berkeleyʼs Ruth) with the City of London Sinfonia under Richard Hickox (Chandos); and A Midsummer Night's Dream under Colin Davis (Philips).
This bio taken from the last program in which Mark appeared.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
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