Baritone Mark Stone studied singing at the Guildhall School in London. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and was nominated in the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ category of the 2005 South Bank Show Awards. As a company member of English National Opera, he was acclaimed for his performance as Don Giovanni and has since returned to ENO as Count Almaviva, Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Marcello (La Bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and as Prince Yamadori in the late Anthony Minghella’s production of Madam Butterfly. Other engagements include Valvert (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Sonora (La fanciulla del West) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the title role in Eugene Onegin at Glyndebourne. He made his US debut as Ford (Falstaff) for Philadelphia Opera and has sung Guglielmo in Santa Fe. Concert work includes Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Hallé Orchestra and Mozart arias with the Academy of Ancient Music. He has also performed with the LSO, City of London Sinfonia, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.