Mark S Doss was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He started training as a Catholic priest at Saint Joseph’s College, Indiana, before studying voice at Indiana University. He joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1986 and won the International Verdi Competition. He has since sung nearly 100 roles in major opera houses worldwide. Doss won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for his performance in Handel’s Semele and in 2011 received Planet Africa’s Entertainment Award.
Recent engagements: Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana (Royal Opera House); Daland Der Fliegende Holländer (Dallas Opera); Title role Rigoletto and Scarpia Tosca (WNO); Nicholas Lens’s Shell Shock at The Philharmonie de Paris.