Mark Wilde

Tenor

Mark Wilde
REVIEWS

St John Passion / Irish Chamber Orchestra

“Mark Wilde’s tortured remorse generates its own intensity.”

Irish Independent

 

Albert Herring / English Touring Opera

“Mark Wilde, as Albert, was stunning – genuinely funny and touching by turns, especially in his long scena…”

Classical Source

 

“Mark Wilde’s strongly sung Albert gets the balance between innocence and anger just right….”

The Guardian

 

“Mark Wilde, in the title role, gave a compelling performance…”

Seen and Heard International

 

“Sweet-voiced tenor Mark Wilde is ideally cast in the title role, equally adept at Herring’s intiial repression as at his subsequent endearing boisterousness.”

The Stage

 

Johnny Inkslinger: Paul Bunyan / English Touring Opera

“…lyrically sung by Mark Wilde.”

Financial Times

 

“This is an ensemble piece with no weak links in the vital cast, but there are memorable standouts from (IA) Mark Wilde’s astute Johnny Inkslinger…

The Guardian

 

“From a vocal point of view, Mark Wilde as the bookish Johnny Inkslinger stands out.”

The Telegraph

 

Britten: Complete Scottish Songs / Naxos CD

“The Scottish tenor has matured into one of our finest artists with time’s passing, musically astute, vocally impressive and a generous communicator.:

Classic FM

 

“Wilde takes his time and uses his pliable voice to play with light and shade in atmospheric performances.”

Gramophone

 

Fame’s Great Trumpet (Songs by Britten and Owen Norris) / EMI CD

“…a wonderfully varied reading, bringing out the warmth of the lyrical ‘Since she whom I lov’d’ and the bite of ‘Batter my heart’ and ‘Death be not proud’, making an impressive close to the sequence.”

Gramophone

 

Ugone: Flavio / English Touring Opera

“Mark Wilde’s portrayal of Ugone is an unbridled delight…”

What’s On Stage

 

Count of Albafiorita: Mirandolina / Garsington Opera

“There is some lovely writing for woodwind, and some gleeful campery from Mark Wilde and Andrew Slater as Mirandolina's other suitors…”

The Independent on Sunday

 

“…a marvellously on form Andrew Slater and Mark Wilde”

Music & Vision

 

“Geoffrey Dolton, Andrew Slater and Mark Wilde (as the toffs), Daniel Norman and Stuart Haycock (as the servants) and Mary Hegarty and Jean Rigby (as a pair of silly passing actresses) all turn in accomplished performances…”

The Telegraph

 

Tito: La Clemenza di Tito / English Touring Opera

“Mark Wilde's plausibly human account of the title role was a welcome change from the po-faced righteousness with which it is often treated, helped by his naturally warm demeanour and attractive edge-free voice.”

Classical Source

 

“Mark Wilde paints a convincing portrait of a nerdy young Emperor who may not be as naïve as he looks.”

The Telegraph

 

Pedrillo: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Garsingon Opera

“Wilde’s lovely tenor, always musical and used with sensitivity, was coupled with a strong stage presence.”

Music OMH

 

“Susanna Andersson and Mark Wilde make a delightful pair as the subsidiary lovers Blonde and Pedrillo.”

New York Times

 

“…his agile light-lyric tenor hit the vocal spot regularly and persuasively.”

Opera News

 

“Mark Wilde as Pedrillo, cum football reporter, is a class act vocally and acts with conviction…”

Seen and Heard International

 

“Susanna Andersson and Mark Wilde sparkle merrily through Blonde and Pedrillo’s arias…”

The Telegraph

 

Don Basilio: The Marriage of Figaro / English Touring Opera

“Mark Wilde was a deliciously preening Don Basilio.”

Classical Source

 

Idamante: Idomeneo / Birmingham Opera Company

“Mark Wilde made a vibrant Idamante.”

Birmingham Post

 

Idomeneo / Blackheath Halls Opera

“Mark Wilde played and sang the conflicted King with heroic tone.”

The Sunday Times

 

Tamino: The Magic Flute / English Touring Opera

“Mark Wilde sings Tamino with an Italianate ring that is nicely smoothed at the edges.”

The Stage

 

“The youthful leads were all enjoyable: Mark Wilde as a lyrical, scrupulously stylish Tamino.”

The Times

 

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Three Choirs Festival 2016

“Mark Wilde was the stylish tenor. I especially appreciated the ringing tone and open-throated Italianate style that he brought to ‘Domine Deus’. This may not be quite as challenging an aria as the tenor solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater – no top D flats for a start – but it’s still a challenging solo and a long one. Wilde did very well indeed and I liked very much his sensitive dynamics in the central section of the aria.”

Seen and Heard International

 

Sullivan: The Golden Legend / Hyperion CD

“…Mark Wilde as Prince Henry‚ with his clear‚ unstrained‚ distinctive tenor.”

Gramophone

 

Sullivan: The Prodigal Son / Hyperion CD

“Sullivan’s command of vocal forces is impressive, and tenor and baritone especially have winning solos and a moving duet, which Mark Wilde and Garry Magee do proud.”

Gramophone

 

M. Triquet: Eugene Onegin / Garsington Opera at Wormsley

“Mark Wilde was an affecting half-sad, half-comic Triquet…”

Classical Source

 

“Mark Wilde’s Triquet was one of the best we’ve heard, his acting as splendidly oleaginous as his singing was mellifluous…”

Music OMH

 

“…as opposed to the camp stereotype too often trotted out, Mark Wilde created a charming cameo as Monsieur Triquet.”

Opera News

 

 “…the artificiality of Monsieur Triquet’s ode to her was wittily brought out by Mark Wilde, relieving dramatic tension temporarily and adding a dash of humour.”

Seen and Heard International

 

“…luxury casting of Monsieur Triquet (Mark Wilde)…”

The Spectator

 

“All of the secondary roles go well, with Mark Wilde offering sensitivity and charm in his cameo appearance as Monsieur Triquet.”

The Stage

 

“Mark Wilde’s uncaricatured Monsieur Triquet rounds off an exceptional cast…”

Sunday Times

 

“Brindley Sherratt (Gremin) and Mark Wilde (Triquet) take full advantage of their brief spells in the spotlight.”

The Telegraph

 

" Mark Wilde's gentle Monsieur Triquet, the life and soul of a doomed party, is sincere rather than creepy."

What’s On Stage

 

Alfredo: La traviata / Birmingham Opera Company

“Mark Wilde’s Alfredo was exemplary.”

The Observer



AUDIO / VIDEO
Mark Wilde sings Purcell: The Fairy Queen - See, see my many colour’d fields