A remarkable interpreter in the baroque and classical repertoire, Mark Tucker has performed and recorded alongside many of its leading exponents, including Gardiner, Harnoncourt and Jacobs. Of Anglo-Venetian parentage and bilingual, he has a particular interest in Italian repertoire. Career highlights include a performance as the title-role of Monteverdi L’Orfeo at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the New London Consort under Pickett and directed by Jonathan Miller, appearances at the Salzburg Festival in Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 under Harnoncourt, and again under Gardiner at Basilica San Marco, Venice in a performance recorded and distributed internationally on television, and the world premiere of Shchedrin Vek Moy with Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) and the Koelner Philharmonie.
Operatic engagements include Hyllos (Hercules) in Potsdam, the title-role in Platee in Lisbon, Eurimaco (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) with Boston Baroque, Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) for Netherlands Opera (also in New York), Danzeny in the world premiere of Piet Swerts’ Les liaisons dangereuses for Flanders Opera, Gomatz (Zaide) at La Monnaie and for Opera du Rhin, Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream) in Turin, The Novice (Billy Budd) for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Marzio (Mitridate) under Rousset at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, and Ecclitico (Il Mondo della luna) for Garsington Opera. Concert highlights in the UK include Lennox Berkley Ruth singing the role of Boaz with City of London Sinfonia, Lili Boulanger Faust and Helen and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, A Child of our Time with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, St John Passion with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Concert Arias with the London Mozart Players at the Royal Festival Hall, Weill Der Kuhhandel with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Haydn Paukenmesse with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, recitals at the Purcell Room, and appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in L’enfant et les sortilèges under Previn. Abroad Mark Tucker has sung Les Illuminations with Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the same work on tour in China with The Academy of London, Monteverdi Vespers with the Swedish Radio Symphony & Choir, Das Lied von der Erde with the Israel Sinfonietta, Handel’s Saul and Bach’s Easter Oratorio with the Israel Camerata, Britten’s St. Nicolas with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (available on Claves Records), Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bach B Minor Mass with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Blomstedt, and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, under Harnoncourt.
Faculties / departments: Vocal Studies