Mark Tempesta

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Mark Tempesta

Boston University
Graduate Student

 Praised for his rich and ringing voice, young Italian-American tenor Mark Tempesta is already demonstrating artistic and dramatic flexibility on both the operatic and concert stages. This season Mr. Tempesta made his debut with Boston Metro Opera as Young Jim Thompson in the New England premier of Tom Cipullo’s Opera Glory Denied. He also appeared as Colonel Fairfax in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard this spring. He has also appeared with the Neponset Choral Society as a tenor soloist in Handel’s Dominus Dixit, as well as the tenor soloist in the Paul Madore Chorale’s performance of the Mozart Requiem.The recipient of Oberlin Conservatory’s Ruth Cognan Memorial Scholarship in Vocal Performance, Mark appeared during his time there in the roles of Corelius Oppen in Martin’s Tobermory, the voice of Renard in Stravinsky’s Renard, First Armored Man as well as 2nd Priest in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Secondo Soldato in L’Incoronazione di Poppea. He also performed as Walter Windholtz in Oberlin’s original production of Triumph in Terezin, for which Oberlin received the Eli Wiesel award. Mr. Tempesta has also performed as Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro in Arezzo Italy, as well as Alfredo in Operaworks’ original opera Passage to Paradise in Northridge, CA.In addition to his operatic experience, Mark is an avid recitalist, and has performed new music extensively. Recent recital highlights include Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte, and Fauré’s Un Poème d’un Jour. Mark has also premiered new works by many composers, including Clara Brasseur, Woan Foong Wong, and Eric Michaels.