Come join us and listen as Peter Mark works with established and emerging operatic talent in the New York City area.
Everyone in the state of Virginia knows of Peter Mark's talent, vision, intelligence, commitment, and charisma. However, my first, and continuing, impression of Peter is this: if he likes you, he hires you. This may seem like an obvious characteristic for an Artistic Director to have, but Peter is one of perhaps three I've ever encountered who simply hires who he feels is the best singer for the job, regardless of external factors. He offered me my first opera contract when I was fresh out of college, based solely on his belief that I would perform well, and he has done the same for other singers – many now world-famous – who otherwise would never have had the opportunity to begin their careers in such an advantageous way. Virginia Opera is, indubitably, the company it is today because of Peter Mark. — Nmon Ford, Baritone
"Great singers through the ages have relied on the essential relationships with conductors both to complete their operatic training as well as to provide them with musical inspiration and guidance. Although today’s singers have unlimited access to excellent vocal technique and coachings, the knowledge of how to work with a conductor is not readily available. These masterclasses address that particular need."
-- Peter Mark