Skip to main content

Grammy Award Winner Mark S Doss Returns to Opera Tampa April 20 & 22

From a media release:

Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss returns to Opera Tampa in Aida

Tampa, Florida – April, 2012 – Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss returns to Opera Tampa as Amonasro in Aida on April 20 and 22, 2012 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Doss most recently performed with Opera Tampa as a guest artist at A Night of Stars, held in February 2011 to honor Placido Domingo, and as Mephistopheles in Faust in April 2009.

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi, the opera tells the tale of Ethiopian Princess Aida, who is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. Radames, the Egyptian military commander, is torn by his love for Aida and his duty to the Pharaoh, with tragic consequences for both.

“I am delighted to be returning to Opera Tampa,” states Mr. Doss. “I have performed under the baton of Maestro Coppola many times, and I recall with great pleasure that it has been 21 years since we first collaborated together on The Barber of Seville. Next came The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, Faust, the Domingo Gala, and now Verdi’s Aida.”

Amonasro is one of Mr. Doss’ signature roles, which he began performing some 14 years ago. His interpretation of the Ethiopian King continues to bring him to the stages of leading opera houses around the world, including a commanding debut at the Vienna State Opera and performances at the renowned Teatro alla Scala in Milan and London’s Covent Garden. Over the years, critics have praised Mr. Doss’ work as Amonasro, which is a powerful role that requires a singing actor. Opera News called his portrayal “compelling” and Reviewer Ltd. (UK) applauded his work on the Aida DVD recorded live in Brussels, recognizing “another fine performance” in which Mr. Doss was able to "subtly break free of the 'stand and deliver' directions and create a huge amount of emotion in his face and voice.”

Mr. Doss arrives in Tampa after starring as the bass soloist in Handel’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah in Chicago, as Thoas in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Iphigenia in Tauris (Iphigenie en Tauride), and after a comprehensive run of Master Classes and recitals. Mr. Doss was also recently awarded Planet Africa’s 2011 Entertainment Award, recognizing his many achievements in the performing arts, and for serving as a positive role model for youths. The celebrated bass-baritone has performed over 60 roles with 55 of the world’s most prestigious opera houses.

Following his run with Opera Tampa, Mr. Doss’ upcoming performances include The Cantor in Bloch’s Sacred Service with the United Nations Association Choir in Houston, Texas, Paul Rayment in the World Premiere of Nicolas Lens’ opera Slow Man in Poznan, Poland, the Title Role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with Teatro Regio Torino (Oct. 2012), and The Four Villains in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann with Opera Tokyo (Nov./Dec. 2013).

You can connect with Mark S. Doss through his Facebook fan page or follow him @marksdoss


Popular posts from this blog

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …