Mark PadmoreBritish tenor. Born 8 March 1961
Mark Padmore Biography (Wikipedia)
Mark Padmore is a British tenor appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.
He was born in London 8 March 1961, and raised in Canterbury, Kent in England. Padmore studied clarinet and piano prior to his gaining a choral scholarship to King's College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1982 with an honours degree in music.
He has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice especially his acclaimed performances as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, staged by Peter Sellars, including Berlin, Salzburg, New York and the BBC Proms.
In the opera house, Padmore has worked with directors Peter Brook, Katie Mitchell, Mark Morris and Deborah Warner. Recent work includes the leading roles in Harrison Birtwistle The Corridor and The Cure at the Aldeburgh Festival and in London; Handel Jephtha for WNO and ENO and Captain Vere in Britten Billy Budd and Evangelist in a staging of St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He also played Peter Quint in an acclaimed BBC TV production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw and recorded the title role in La Clemenza di Tito with René Jacobs for Harmonia Mundi. Padmore appeared as Third Angel/John in George Benjamin Written on Skin with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2017.
- To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048pkwp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048pkwp.jpg2016-09-22T14:49:00.000ZMark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski with Dowland's Come again, sweet love doth now invite.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048pkx8
To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die...
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