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Born Suffolk.

English baritone.

Mark Saberton trained in Glasgow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  He sang in several student productions and also worked at Haddo House.

Operatic appearances include ENO (Zurga, Pizarro, Lepidus/Mereia Caligula); Kentish Opera (Rigoletto, Escamillo);  Swansea City Opera (Schaunard, Mephistopheles Faust);  Longborough (Bottom);  Heritage Opera (Scarpia);  Garsington (Antonio Marriage of Figaro); Opera Holland Park (Narumov Queen of Spades).  New Sussex Opera (Cabriolo The Princess of Trébizonde).  He has also appeared with the Royal Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and Bampton Classical Opera.

At the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals he appeared as Waiter and Boatman in Yoshi Oida's staging of Death in Venice conducted by Paul Daniel.

Later appearances in Scotland include tours with Heritage Opera and Swansea City Opera.  He also sang in concert in the British premiere of Song of the Night for the Hans Gál Society.

His extensive concert repertoire includes the Brahms Requiem (Birmingham), Orff's Carmina Burana (Liverpool), Verdi Requiem (Bury St Edmunds) and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (Rochester).

At the 2021 Grange Festival he appeared as an actor in Shakespeare's King Lear.  He played a Servant, Knight and Officer in a cast that included Sir John Tomlinson (Lear), Sir Thomas Allen (Gloucester) and Anthony Flaum (Edgar), directed by Keith Warner.

Roles in Scotland

Miguel Mendoza's servant
Betrothal in a Monastery 1997
Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle
Nozze di Figaro 1998
Servant of Macbeth
Macbeth 1998
Pietro de Wisants a Burgher
Assedio di Calais 1998
Superintendent Budd police officer
Albert Herring 1999
Lord Gualtiero Valton Lord Walter Walton, a Puritan and Governor General
Puritani 2001
Baron Scarpia Chief of Police
Tosca 2014
Tosca 2015
Méphistophélès the devil
Faust 2015
Schaunard a musician
Bohème 2016
Tancred a Knight, Lianora's cousin
Lied der Nacht 2017

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