Mark Duffin


This year American Heldentenor Mark Duffin joins the Washington National Opera for their Francesca Zambello Ring Cycle. Recent engagements include his Teatro Colón debut as Boris in Káťa Kabanová, the title role in Tannhäuser with the Teatr Wielki in Poland, Pollione in Norma with Theater Dortmund, Florestan in Fidelio with the Bayerische Staatsoper, the title role in Parsifal with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, additional performances of Boris in Káťa Kabanová with Opera Zuid in Holland and Oldenburgische Staatstheater, and Pollux in Strauss’ Die Liebe der Danae with Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Highlights from earlier seasons include the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlos with San Francisco Opera; Don José in Carmen and Boconnion in Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur with New York City Opera; the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s Madame Mao with Santa Fe Opera; Mao Tse-tung in John Adams’ Nixon in China with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater; Bruno Hauptmann in the world premiere of Cary John Franklin’s Loss of Eden with Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Herod in Salome and the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Connecticut Opera; and leading roles with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Opéra National de Lyon, Wiener Kammeroper, Vienna’s “Mozart in Schönbrunn” Festival, and Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg.

Fall 2016

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Troubled Days of Peace