Edward mark Murphy

Edward mark Murphy

Tenore Buffo (Spieltenor)

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2016Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamFlute
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2015Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamFlute
2000Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (The witch)
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2000Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinGraf Boni
2000Britten: Albert HerringAlbert Herring
2000Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierValzacchi
2000Bock: Fiddler on the RoofMottel
2000Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Basilio
2000Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannCochenille/Andrès/Frantz/Pitichinaccio
2000Verdi: La TraviataGastone
2000Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Blind
2000Benatzky: Im weißen Rößl (The White Horse Inn)Sigismund Sülzheimer
2000Lortzing: Zar und ZimmermannPeter Ivanov
2000Loewe: My Fair LadyFreddy Eynsford Hill
2000Britten: Peter GrimesRev Horace Adams
2000Britten: GlorianaThe Spirit of the Masque
2000Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorJunker Spcrlich (Slender)
2000Puccini: Madama ButterflyGoro
2000Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2000Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEin Tanzmeister
2000Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2000Weber: Der FreischützKilian


After receiving his Bachelor of Music from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his Master of Music from Boston University, Mark Murphy moved to Europe where he was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Zürich Opera.  His singing career has brought him to perform Opera, Operetta, Musical and concert repertoire in Canada and the US as well as in Switzerland, Germany, France and the Czech Republic.  In 2013 he released a solo CD of German cabaret music from the 1920s and 30s.  Teachers have included Dr. Mark Goodrich, Penelope Bitzas, Sylvia Stone, Dr. Carolyn Hart, Horst Günter, Ks. Irmgard Boas, Ray M. Wade Jr., and currently Elena Batoukova-Kerl. Roles performed include Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Britten's Albert Herring (the title role), Beppe in I Pagliacci, Nathanael, Spalanzani, Pitichinaccio, Cochenille, Andres, and Franz in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (English, German and French), Remendado in Carmen, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, the Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel, Dr. Blind  in Die Fledermaus, Vicomte Cascada in Die Lustige Witwe, ,  Boles and Adams in Peter Grimes, The Spirit of the Masque in Gloriana, Francis Flute in Midsummer Nights Dream, Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte). Murphy is also a versatile musical and operetta performer, having performed Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady), Mottel (Fiddler on the Roof), Robert (Das Feuerwerk), Graf Boni (Die Csárdásfürstin), and the Tin Man (The Wizard of Oz).  His performance of the Emcee in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret was critically acclaimed, resulting in two awards for the role. Additional European venues include singing the title role in Stravinski’s Renard with TM+ Ensemble in Paris as well as recitals in the Czech Republic at the Residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the Mlada Praha Music Festival E. Mark is a sought after concert artist, performing tenor solos in such works as the Evangelista in Bach’s Matthäus Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Haydn’s Creation with organizations including the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Braintree Choral Society, I Musici de Montréal, and the Orford Festival Orchestra (Quebec). Mr. Murphy has taken Second Prize in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Singing Competition in 2000, and was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2006 First International Ernst Haefliger Singing Competition in Switzerland. Mr. Murphy is currently performing the role of Flute in Britten's Midsummer Nights Dream at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. E. Mark Murphy as Flute (Thisby) in Britten's Midsummer Nights Dream (Musiktheater im Revier 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUlO3P95h0s Two dialogue clips from E. Mark Murphy as Boni in Die Csárdásfürstin (Musiktheater im Revier 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCXBaegENfg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZACg-A9ic   Audition arias Here I stand (The Rake's Progress) O Colombina (I Pagliacci) Frisch zum Kampfe!  (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) Jour et Nuit (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) Die Knusperhexe Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves (Albert Herring)
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream Flute 1 Day Oldenburgisches Staatstheater und Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester 2016
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Pedrillo 1 week Aalto Theater Essen 2015
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream Flute 1 Day Musiktheater im Revier GmbH 2015
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Die Knusperhexe (The witch) Aalto Theater Essen 2000
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Monostatos Aalto Theater Essen 2000