R E V I E W S
(Title role - Opera Loki)
"My favourite was Mark Nathan, who played Don Giovanni. He brought a real swagger, darkness, menace with a good dose of humour to the role, and his voice was spot on"
THE MAGIC FLUTE
(Papageno - Hampstead Garden Opera)
"Not only was his baritone phenomenally powerful, but he also gave us a Papageno who was naive, gauche and utterly adorable....Nathan’s Papageno brought a thread of warm humour to the production."
(Death - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
"Nathan’s authoritative Death, an oleaginous onstage presence, was sung with rich lyrical baritone menace."
"Beautifully sung by Mark Nathan"
"Death was well sung by Mark Nathan already with an impressive CV in opera productions whilst still a student."
"Finer still, however, was the marvellous baritone of Mark Nathan as Death. He sang the part with commanding tone but also an uncommon degree of warmth. This meant that the duets for Sāvitri and Death became the emotional centres of the work...so intimate as to be almost erotic."
LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS
(Le Directeur - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
"A standout performance from baritone Mark Nathan"
(Morales - Riverside Opera)
“A talented young soloist who owns the kind of rich voice that can instantly weaken female knees”
DEAD MAN WALKING
(Joseph de Rocher - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
"Mark Nathan had the right blend of meanness and machismo for Joe, a role that showed off his handsome baritone and equally handsome pectorals"
"Particularly outstanding...Mark Nathan maintains a chilling objectivity as the killer Joseph."
"The first full production in the UK is top quality.
That goes for the performances too...with Mark Nathan impressive as the condemned man."
"Barnstorming performance...His full baritone giving an edge of dangerous unpredictability, keeping the truth to himself until the very last moment."
"Every word clear, every element of characterization truthful, no shirking the less attractive, obsessive aspects"
YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
(Jack Point - Portsmouth Guildhall)
"The soloists all had appealing voices...Most engaging was Mark Nathan, more than equal to Gilbert's fiendish patter"
"Outstanding was Mark Nathan in the key role of Jack Point, both in jesting and in grieving"
(Mr Gobineau - Magnetic Opera)
"Jana Holesworth, Mark Nathan and Rachel Falaise all gave profoundly moving performances."
CONCERT / ORATORIO
"A magisterially beautiful baritone...An outstanding soloist"
Sir Brian Unwin
"Mark gave a splendid account of himself as a singer and performer – with a charming stage presence and a lyrical voice full of colours and conviction. He also possessed that most admirable quality – a perfect diction where every single word was audible."
"Mark Nathan showed the possession of a mellifluous voice with plenty of expression."
"Sturdy baritone Mark Nathan brought resounding gravitas to Bizet’s Toreador’s Song"
"...His vocal and linguistic skills wowed the audience"