Mark Lin, baritone, is of mixed Chinese‑Spanish heritage and was born and raised in the Far East.  He began his musical training at age seven at the piano, and studied voice in college, earning a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Manhattan School of Music in 1992. 

He has performed in the South and the Midwest, where his roles included Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Schaunard in La bohème, and Dr. Grenvil in La traviata.  He participated in the New York première of Alessandro Scarlatti’s Eraclea with Opera Nova in the summer of 2000. 

In New York he was a Resident Artist of the Dicapo Opera Theatre for two years, where he sang roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, La Vida Breve and Vanessa.  In 2001 he sang the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with New York Opera Productions.  He has also sung with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, this time singing the title role in Don Giovanni and repeating Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte.  With the National Lyric Opera he has toured New England in roles such as Marullo in Rigoletto and the King of Egypt in Aida.  In the fall of 2001 he appeared as Leporello with the Little Opera Company of New Jersey, and then joined the Sarasota Opera as an Apprentice Artist for the 2002 season. 

No stranger to contemporary music, he has sung the first performances of several scores.  He created the role of Dead Mao in the multimedia opera Mao Zedong: Jealous Son by Yoav Gal, performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.  He sang the bass soloist in an original score by composer Kitty Brazelton for the world-premiere choreography Time Remaining by Gina Gibney, presented by Gina Gibney Dance at New York’s DanSpace Project in fall 2002.  Apart from his operatic roles, his repertoire includes the baritone solos in the Fauré Requiem and the Brahms German Requiem, the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah, and a broad range of art songs in several languages for recitals. Upcoming engagements include Schaunard in La bohème with Rimrock Opera and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Toledo Opera. Mr. Lin is managed by Wade Artists Management, New York.

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