Mark Oldfield – baritone, animateur and singing teacher
Mark has sung roles for many leading companies throughout the world (Brussels, Tel Aviv, Antwerp, Singapore, Kassel, Scottish Opera, Covent Garden) in a repertoire that includes Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Donizetti, Tchaikowsky and Britten.
Mark has worked with celebrated producers and directors such as Graham Vick, Stephen Langridge, Mike Ashman, Francesca Zambello, Simon Callow and David Freeman.
He has established a strong reputation for his striking stage presence and confident acting ability. In the course of performing some roles he has danced, abseiled, juggled with a live owl on his shoulder and engaged in combat. He is a true actor/singer.
Mark has been widely praised for his vocal skills and his stylish and musically expressive technique. He is comfortable in both standard and contemporary repertoire.
Mark is in demand on the concert platform in a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Britten. He has performed in London at the Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John's Smith Square; at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh; at Snape Maltings in Suffolk; in Southampton's Queen Elizabeth docks in an event to mark the centenery of the launch of the Titanic; and in Britten's War Requiem in St Edmondsbury Cathedral to celebrate the centenary year of Suffolk's own composer.
Mark is highly experienced in the art of the song recital, and regularly performs in music clubs and societies throughout Britain and abroad.
Mark now teaches singing at Kingston University, Middlesex University and Royal Academy of Drama, is Visiting Lecturer in Performance Practice at Royal Holloway University London, provides vocal coaching for a number of choirs, and is Creative Director of Workshops for Streetwise Opera.
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