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Reviews: Rigoletto (Welsh National Opera, 2019)

In the eponymous role was as rich a bass-baritone as I have heard anywhere, emanating from the powerful diaphragm of Mark S. Doss.  He has the ability to project even his whispers, and at full pelt can make your seat vibrate with his mighty voice.

Robert Gainer, bachtrack (Read Full Article)

Mark S. Doss has a big bass-baritone which seems almost to reach out and grasp the audience, compelling them to share in Rigoletto’s trials and agonies.

Claire Seymour, Opera Today (Read Full Article)
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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)
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Reviews: The Flying Dutchman (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2013)

Mark S. Doss books a Dutchman of great stature, to the noble foundation. One hears a powerful reserve that never deploys gratuitously, instead cultivating the art of nuance while in the service of the drama, with a refined sensibility, infinitely worthy, he makes the title role a positive character, in accordance with the staging.

Bertrand Bolognesi, Anaclase (Read Full Article in French)

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Reviews: Mark S. Doss in Concert (Cleveland, 2012)

Mark S. Doss has the kind of voice you could listen to for hours.

Daniel Hathaway, Cleveland Classical (Read Full Article)
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Reviews: The Flying Dutchman (Teatro Regio di Torino, 2012)

With Mark S. Doss, the cast includes one of the most beautiful voices that I can imagine in the title role… Full of innumerable colors, timbre, his voice has a unique harmonic richness that creates an irresistible attraction for this character…. Restrained in his gestures, with his large, warm and captivating voice, Mark S. Doss expresses marvelously the weariness of the eternal wandering Dutchman.

Jacques Schmitt, ResMusica (Read Full Article in French)