Mark Morouse

Mark Morouse

Heroic Baritone

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2017Beethoven: FidelioDon Pizarro
2017Britten: Peter GrimesBalstrode
2017Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSprecher (speaker)
2017Strauss: SalomeJochanaan
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelPeter
2017Wagner: ParsifalAmfortas
2017Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2016Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerHolländer (dutchman)
2016Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2015Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannLindorf/coppélius/mirakel/dapertutto
2014Verdi: AidaAmonasro
2014Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierHerr Von Faninal
2013Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeKurwenal
2012Verdi: Il TrovatoreConte di Luna
2011Lortzing: Zar und ZimmermannPeter The Great
2011Wagner: LohengrinHeerrufer
2010Wagner: SiegfriedWotan
2009Strauss R.: ElektraOrest
2009Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2009Wagner: Das RheingoldWotan
2009Wagner: TannhäuserBiterolf
2000Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Krusina
1998Wagner: ParsifalGrail Knight Ii

Bio


After receiving his Diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg and initial engagements in Oberhausen, Krefeld, and Mönchengladbach, Mark Morouse is now a Heroic Baritone at the Bonn Opera, where he’s been singing since1996. He is also a recurring guest artist in Bielefeld, Gelsenkirchen, Wiesbaden, Wuppertal, Hagen, Braunschweig, Cologne and Düsseldorf (where he recently sang “Jochanaan” in the production of “Salome”), at the summer festival in Eutin, as well as in England, Iceland, Poland, Austria and Italy (Verona and Barga festivals). Mark Morouse has sung with many famous conductors, including Sir Jeffrey Tate, Gustav Kuhn, Thomas Hengelbrock, Roman Kofman, Jakov Kreizberg, and Herbert von Karajan. Operatic roles include Rigoletto, Faninal, Schaunard, Father (Hänsel und Gretel), Kurwenal, Scarpia, Tonio, Alfio, Germont, Renato, Luna, and Jago, as well as leading roles in modern works such as “Punch and Judy”, “Narcissus”, “Die Erschöpfung der Welt”, “Gormenghast”, and “Satya Graha”. He was a recipient of a stipend from the Richard Wagner Foundation (Dortmund), and after his debut as “Cardillac” also sang his first “Wotan” and “Wanderer”. Recent roles include Amfortas, Marcello, Holofernes, Der Holländer, Amonasro, Pizarro, Lindorf/Coppélius/Dappertutto/Dr. Miracle, Balstrode, and Scarpia. In June 2018 he will debut in Bonn as "Oberst Chabert" (von Waltershausen) .

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Beethoven: Fidelio Don Pizarro Immediately Theater Bonn 2017
Britten: Peter Grimes Balstrode Immediately Theater Bonn 2017
Puccini: Tosca Baron Scarpia Immediately Theater Bonn 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello Immediately Theater Bonn 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Sprecher (speaker) Immediately Theater Bonn 2017

Awards

Echo Klassik: Operneinspielung des Jahres
2017
Echo Klassik: Operneinspielung des Jahres
2017
Nominierung: Bester Sänger NRW
2017
Cecil H. Short Prize in Music
2017