Monday, December 5, 2022

Interview with Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss, pt 1 of 3

After months of work, I’m finally ready to reveal the latest addition to Art Life and Stilettos. I will be featuring video interviews and features on artists and events alongside my coverage and musings on all things artistic, fashionable and opera-related. My first interview features bass-baritone Mark S. Doss,the wonderful singer who is performing this month as Thoas in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride at the Canadian Opera Company. It is a three part interview discussing Mark’s work, his role preparation and life as an opera singer. Mark is a really interesting individual with many stories to tell and decades of experience in the industry. His sense of style (love the pocket square), matches his rich and powerful voice perfectly, and it was a real treat having the opportunity to sit down and chat with him. Go hear him in Iphigenie this month while you can.

What I had intended to be a short interview, grew into a three-part introspective feature on Mark and his work. In this first part, Mark talked to me about his current role as Thoas in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride at the Canadian Opera Company before talking about other Kings and larger than life characters from other operas. From the devil to John the Baptist, Mark has played a huge variety of larger than life characters. He also told me a bit about his life before he became an opera singer, which had little to do with music.

Please enjoy part one of my three-part interview with Mark S. Doss, filmed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.

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Video by Art Life and Stilettos. Mark S. Doss and Diana Di Mauro, Photo by Charles Leonio.


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