Reviews: Tosca (Welsh National Opera, 2018)

… but the night belongs to Scarpia, played by Mark S Doss. Darkly comic, Doss brings out the chancer in Scarpia; he is the career politician at the top of his game not through merit, but circumstance.

Helen Tope, The Reviews Hub (Read Full Article)

As for Scarpia, American Mark S Doss was quite brilliant in the role – which is undoubtedly one of the greatest in opera… A strong punchy baritone, he chewed up the stage with an elegant but menacing flamboyance – at times fastidious, at times revelling in his forthcoming conquest – not to mention a suitably louche silk gown… He was overall the best Scarpia I have seen performed live, mixing beauty with brutality.

Will Frampton, The Daily Echo (Read Full Article)

Mark S Doss, however, is spot-on as Scarpia, avarice and evil wrapped up in swagger, menace and dangerous charm.

Rohan Shotton, bachtrack (Read Full Article)