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Born in London, Mark grew up in Limerick in the Irish Republic. A Bachelor of Engineering (1990), Mark completed three years of study in the Opera School at the Royal College of Music in 1998. At the RCM Mark took part in masterclasses with Michael Chance, Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen and Robert Lloyd. He was in receipt of an Audrey Sacher Memorial Scholarship for his last academic year and won college prizes in all three years.

Mark made his professional Opera Debut with Kent Opera in June 1998 in Monteverdi's Orfeo. He has worked with The Royal Opera, Opera North and English National Opera. In 1999 and 2000 he sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera chorus. In 2000 he covered the role of Don Curzio for Glyndebourne and Don Basilio in 2001 for both the festival and tour. For English Touring Opera, Mark performed Remendado (Carmen) and Tom Rakewell and Sellem (Rake's Progress). 2001 saw Mark as Nemorino for Sheffield City Operas production of The Elixir of Love. Last year he performed Tamino (Magic Flute) with Pavilion Opera and covered Don Carlo on their extensive British tour. Mark made is Covent Garden debut as an apprentice in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in November 2002. Last summer he has toured with Pavilion Opera as Edgardo (Lucia Di Lammermoor) and covered Ernesto (Don Pasquale) in Autumn 2003.

In 1997 Mark recorded the Stabat Mater of Brighton composer Gordon Lawson and has performed other contemporary works including the part of the Bosun in The Voyage of the Catarinetta by Tom Eastwood.

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