Thu May 17 – Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:30pm

Mark Steven Doss, bass-baritone

Sponsored by: The Drozdoff Society

The Drozdoff Society is very honored to present the great American bass-baritone, Mark Steven Doss, in a concert of arias and songs. For this concert, he will be joined by Vyacheslav Gryaznov, pianist-composer.


Program

Recit/Aria: And God said… Now shines the Brightest Glory of Heaven [Creation], Haydn

Ecco il mondo – [Mefistofele], Boito

Dostig ja vyssej vlasti [Boris Godunov] – Mussorgsky

Devant la maison [La Damnation de Faust] – Berlioz

Leb’ wohl du kühnes [Die Walküre] – Wagner

None but the lonely heart – Tchaikovsky

Song of the Flea – Mussorgsky

Selected Drozdoff Songs:  Sometime, From Goethe, Louisiana Lullaby, Midnight Review

Heaven is One Beautiful Place – arr. Hall Johnson

The Gospel of Grace –  arr. Mark Hays

Somebody Bigger Than You and I – Lange/Heath/Burke

I’ll Walk with God – Nicholas Brodszky

Grammy Award winner MARK STEVEN DOSS has sung with the major orchestras of Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Toronto, while additionally performing 92 roles with more than 60 major opera companies around the world, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Mr. Doss’ current season saw him in Sujskij in Dvorák’s Dimitrij at Odssey Opera in Boston, Méphistophélès in Faust with Ópera Oviedo; Balstrode in Peter Grimes with Bologna’s Teatro Comunale; and Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust (Dorset Opera Festival); having concluded last season as Jochanaan in Salome with Teatre Principal de Palma in Mallorca, Spain; and the title role (to great critical acclaim) in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Dorset Opera in the UK.

With eight major roles at La Scala to his credit, Mr. Doss has also received rave reviews for the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman (Turin, Bologna and Dorset), the Four Villains in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann (Michigan Opera Theater and Tokyo New National), and the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele (Frankfurt).

This year’s engagements include solo concerts with the Wyoming Symphony and Bozeman Symphony; Alfio in The Royal Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana in London; and Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca (Welsh National Opera).

VYACHESLAV GRYAZNOV is a member of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, which represents him in Russia, and is an Artist-in-Residence with The Drozdoff Society in the United States.

Gryaznov’s 2016-2017 performances included the Berliner Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall as winner of the 2016 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition; the Bay Area Steinway Society of San Jose, California; four performances with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in a multi-city Florida tour; multiple engagements for The Drozdoff Society’s Impromptu! Classical Music Recital series; as well as engagements in Russia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Austria, and France. He also recorded a CD on the Steinway & Sons label in 2017, which will be released on May 18, 2018 at Steinway Hall, New York, New York.

Admission: 15
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