Mark S. Doss to perform as "A Night of Stars" guest artist as Opera Tampa honors Plácido Domingo

TAMPA, FL, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss is set to perform as a guest artist at Opera Tampa's "A Night of Stars" on February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center.

The evening's host is Sherrill Milnes, world-renowned baritone and Opera Tampa Artistic Advisor, who will also conduct one of the evening's pieces.  The special orchestra concert of captivating operatic arias and ensembles features Maestro Anton Coppola, other special guest stars of the opera world, the Opera Tampa Chorus, Opera Tampa Orchestra and rising stars of the Opera Tampa New Artists program. 

Plácido Domingo is the evening's guest of honor.  In addition to conducting a piece with one of his protégées, Mr. Domingo will be honored with a special presentation of the Anton Coppola Excellence in the Arts Award at a post-performance gala.

Accompanied by the Opera Tampa Chorus, Mr. Doss will sing the Toréador Song from Carmen as well as "Le veau d'or," which he performed as Méphistophélès in Opera Tampa's Faust in April 2009.  One of his signature roles, Mr. Doss began performing as Méphistophélès more than 25 years ago and has since been cast in this part by numerous leading opera companies around the world.

"I am honored to be performing on this very special evening as Opera Tampa pays tribute to Plácido Domingo," said Mark S. Doss.  "I am also quite excited to be preparing my selections with Sherrill Milnes, for whom I first sang the Toréador Song from Carmen during a Master Class when I was in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's training program."

Mark S. Doss' performance in "A Night of Stars" follows an impressive tour of Italian opera houses.  In January and early February, he performed as Klingsor in Teatro Regio Torino's ParsifalMr. Doss also recently took the stage in Italy as Jochanaan in Salome with Florence's Teatro del Maggio, Escamillo in Carmen at the famed Arena di Verona, Balstrode in Peter Grimes with Teatro Regio Torino, Jochanaan at Bologna's Teatro Comunale, Escamillo at Teatro Municipale di Salerno, and Premysl in Sárka in his debut at Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

Upcoming engagements for Mr. Doss include Amonasro in Aida with the Vienna State Opera and San Diego Opera, Méphistophélès in Faust with the Santa Fe Opera, and Thoas in the Canadian Opera Company's Iphigénie en Tauride.

ABOUT MARK S. DOSS:

Mark S. Doss is a celebrated bass-baritone whose accomplishments include a Grammy Award (1993) for his work on the recording of Semele (Handel).  He began his musical studies to aid in his ambitions to become a Catholic priest but instead found opera to be his true calling. He has since emerged as one of the opera world's leading singers.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Adam Bello
Publicity office for Mark S. Doss
+ 1 (416) 489-0092
media@marksdoss.com
www.marksdoss.com

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FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Adam Bello
Publicity office for Mark S. Doss
+ 1 (416) 489-0092
media@marksdoss.com
www.marksdoss.com

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