Born in Scotland, Mark Wilde studied at the University of East Anglia and the Royal College of Music.
His extensive operatic repertoire includes Candide, Albert Herring, Johnny Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan), Male Chorus (Rape of Lucretia), Flute & Snout (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ferrando (Così), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Idamante & Idomeneo, Tito (Clemenza di Tito), Don Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Pedrillo (Entführung aus dem Serail), Almaviva (Barber of Seville), Giannetto (Gazza ladra), Cat (Adventures of Pinocchio), Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Berenice (Hipermestra), and Frederic (Pirates of Penzance). He has performed with all UK houses and many throughout Europe.
Mark’s concert engagements have included performances with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Ural Philharmonic. His repertoire ranges from Bach and Handel through Haydn and Mozart to Britten and Elgar.
Recordings include Fame’s Great Trumpet (EM Records), Elgar Songs, and Britten’s Scottish Songs with David Owen Norris; Ancient Melodies with Helen Sanderson; Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, The Fairy Queen, Sullivan’s The Golden Legend & The Prodigal Son, Haydn’s Nelson Mass & Paukenmesse, and Stainer’s The Crucifixion. He appears on numerous recordings of Bel Canto repertoire with Opera Rara.
Mark has enjoyed a long, fruitful partnership with David Owen Norris which allows him to pursue his passion for rediscovering neglected art-song repertoire and exploring novel ways to engage audiences old and new. He formed a duo with Helen Sanderson over 20 years ago and they have enjoyed bringing voice and guitar repertoire to audiences ever since.