MARK SABERTON – BASS
Mark Saberton grew up in Suffolk and currently lives and teaches singing in Sudbury. He has performed with Eye Bach Choir and Leslie Olive on several occasions most recently in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Mark sings at the Royal Opera House and previously worked at Opera North and Scottish Opera. He has performed and recorded the role of Ben Budge (Beggars Opera) with the City of London Sinfonia and Royal Opera. At English National Opera he played the roles of Zurga (Pearlfishers), Pizarro (Fidelio) and Lepidus/Mereia (Caligula). Other roles include Rigoletto (Rigoletto) and Escamillo (Carmen) for Kentish Opera; Mephistopheles (Faust) for Swansea City Opera; Bottom (Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Longborough Festival Opera; Scarpia (Tosca) for Heritage Opera; Antonio (Marriage of Figaro) for Garsington Opera; Narumov (Queen of Spades) for Opera Holland Park and the Hotel Waiter & Boatman (Death in Venice) for Aldeburgh & Bregenz Festivals conducted by Paul Daniel, directed by Yoshi Oida. Mark has performed several times with Bampton Classical Opera including ‘Waiting for Figaro’ under Edward Gardner.
With Timothy West, David Owen Norris and Philip Langridge he performed in ‘A New Creation’ at Winchester Cathedral. His singing has featured on BBC Radio 3 and he has performed in many oratorios and recitals including Brahms’ Requiem (Birmingham Symphony Hall), Orff’s Carmina Burana (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall), Verdi’s Requiem (Bury St Edmunds Cathedral) and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (Rochester Cathedral).
Mark is involved in several ongoing projects with accompanist Micheila Brigginshaw. With Joe Richardson he is working on a programme of 19th century parlour songs and Arthur Sullivan works.
Recent acting engagements include Cornwall’s Servant/Knight/Officer in King Lear at the Grange Festival in July with Sir John Tomlinson in the title role, Sir Thomas Allen as Gloucester, Anthony Flaum as Edgar and Keith Warner directing.
Future engagements include Mozart Requiem on March 18th with Stowmarket Chorale, Brahms Requiem on April 2nd with Sudbury Choral Society, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Orchestra dell’Arte on April 23 and Shoulder to Shoulder by Caradog Williams in November with Swansea City Opera. This season he will also be in the chorus at Covent Garden in performances of Tannhäuser, Turandot, Aida, Il Trovatore & Don Carlo.