Mark Le Brocq
Mark Le Brocq held a choral scholarship at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he read English. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Kenneth Bowen and later continued at the National Opera Studio.
He was formerly a Company principal with English National Opera, where roles included Tamino The Magic Flute, Paris King Priam, Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville, Narraboth Salome, Cassio Otello, Don Ottavio, Monostatos, Tonik in Smetana’s The Two Widows, Rodriguez in Massenet’s Don Quixote, Odoardo Ariodante, Nathaniel The Tales of Hoffmann and Doctor Maxwell The Silver Tassie. Mark’s guest appearances have included the title role of Idomeneo for Opera Northern Ireland, Belmonte in Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail for Garsington Opera, The Fairy Queen at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Pinkerton in Raymond Gubbay’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Mark has performed as a recital and oratorio soloist in the USA, France, Germany, Spain and the Middle East, as well as all the major London venues. He has appeared with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh at festivals throughout Europe. Other concert engagements have included Mozart’s Requiem with the English Concert and Trevor Pinnock in Salzburg and for the BBC Proms; Verdi Opera Galas in Bath and Hampton Court with Montserrat Caballe and Dennis O’Neill; Verdi and Mozart Requiems at the Barbican; The UK premiere of Strauss’s The Donkey’s Shadow with Sir Peter Ustinov at the Covent Garden Festival, Oebalus Apollo et Hyancinthus for Opera Theatre Company and the Classical Opera Company and Agenore Il Re Pastore for the Classical Opera Company. He has recorded Ruiz Il Trovatore, Pang Turandot and Remendado Carmen for Chandos, Samson, Saul and Judas Maccabeus in live recordings from the Maulbronn Festival, Purcell’s Hail Bright Cecilia with the Gabrieli Consort for DG and Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum, Boyce’s I Was Glad with the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott for Hyperion and Offenbach’s Vert-Vert for Opera Rara. He appears in the videos of Ariodante and The Fairy Queen for RM Arts.