About Mark

Mark Wilde was born in Scotland and was a chorister at Dundee Cathedral.  He went on to study at the University of East Anglia and the Royal College of Music.

In 2000 Mark 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 Mark has appeared in Albert Herring at the Perth Festival, Donizetti’s Il Campanello at the Buxton Festival, Handel’s Arminio at the Royal College of Music and roles in Vivaldi’s Giustine and Ottone in La Serenissima for BBC Radio 3.  Other recent appearances include Jacquino in Fidelio for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Ferrando in Così fan Tutte for Welsh National Opera, Handel’s Saul with Opera North, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Barbican, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Alfredo  La Traviata with Birmingham Opera Company, 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, Rudolf in a new production of Euryanthe for the Netherlands Opera, the title role in 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, Seven Deadly Sins for WNO, Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and the Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River including a performance at the BBC Proms.  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, Serano/Bertram in La Donna del Lago for Opera Rara at the Edinburgh Festival and Bird of Night at the Linbury Studio, Covent Garden.

Mark makes regular appearances on the concert platform both in the UK and abroad which include the St John Passion at the Perth Festival with the Hanover Band and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the St Matthew Passion in Helsinki, The Creation for the International Church Music Festival, Kristiansand, at the Barbican and Royal Festival Halls and for CBSO, 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 in Oslo, Britten’s War Requiem in Westminster, Ely, Norwich and Ypres Cathedrals.  Mark recently sang the St John Passion 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, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Japan with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Britten Sinfonia, L’Enfance du Christ with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Pacini’s Alessandro nelle Indie with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 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.

Mark has recorded Handel’s Ode to St Cecilia’s Day for Naxos records, ‘Ancient Melodies’, a recital CD of songs for tenor and guitar on Docker Records, and Arthur Sullivan’s The Golden Legend and The Prodigal Son for Hyperion. His recording of Britten’s Scottish settings will be released in August by Naxos Records.

Further engagements include the Cat in Jonathan Dove’s Pinocchio for Opera North (now released on DVD), Carmina Burana for the RPO, St John Passion at Bath Abbey and for the Irish Chamber Orchestra, a recording of Corrado d’Altamura for Opera Rara, B Minor Mass at Bridgewater Hall, Mozart Requiem at the Barbican Hall with Carlo Rizzi for the Mostly Mozart Festival and Idamante Idomeneo for Birmingham Opera.

Recent engagements include the title role in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Farmer Bunce in Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, Britten Serenade for the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Christmas Oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Tamino Die Zauberflöte for English Touring Opera, St Matthew Passion at Chelmsford Cathedral and Albafiorita in the new production of Martinu’s Mirandolina for Garsington Opera.

Engagements in 20011/2012 include Ugone in Handel’s Flavio and Fairy Queen for English Touring Opera, The Dream of Gerontius in Chelmsford Cathedral and Bedford, Offenbach’s Perichole for Garsington Opera and the title role in Albert Herring with English Touring Opera in Autumn 2012.


Mark’s Biography