Mark Bowman-hester

Mark Bowman-hester

Character Tenor

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2016Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyFatty
2000Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierValzacchi
2000Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2000Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Jew, Third Jew, Fourth Jew
2000Strauss R.: ElektraEin junger Diener
2000Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
2000Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyFatty


After studies at the University of North Carolina, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and the Opera Studio of the Houston Grand Opera, Mark Bowman-Hester began his career in Europe at the Heidelberg Theater as a lyric tenor in 1987. A Fest engagement at the Staatsoper Darmstadt followed as well as guestings at the operas in Mannheim, Bielefeld, Saarbrücken, Hannover, Kiel, Dortmund, Munich, etc. In 1996 Bowman-Hester switched to the Spieltenor Fach and has sung under fest contracts in Münster, Kassel, Dessau, Gera/Altenburg and currently in Wuppertal while guesting in Munich, Berlin, Meiningen, Dresden, Leipzig, Erfurt, Augsburg, etc. He has also sung in theaters in the USA, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Portugal. His repertoire includes over 150 roles in more than 120 operas and range from the classics to modern (Including numerous world premieres).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Fatty Theater Koblenz 2016
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Valzacchi Staatstheater Hannover und Neidersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover 2000
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Scaramuccio Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden und Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Semperoper) 2000
Strauss R.: Salome First Jew, Third Jew, Fourth Jew 2000
Strauss R.: Elektra Ein junger Diener Anhaltischen Theater Dessau und Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau 2000