The tenor Mark Milhofer sings the rôle of the Count di Bosco Nero. Graduating at Oxford University, he then studied singing at the London Guildhall School of Music, taking the rôle, among others, of the Madwoman in Curlew River. After his début with the British Youth Opera as Giannetto in Rossini’s La gazza ladra, he went on to study for two years with Renata Scotto and Leyla Gencer at As.Li.Co. in Milan.
In baroque repertoire he has sung in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with English National Opera, Purcell’s Indian Queen with the King’s Consort, Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade in Ravenna, and Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto in Turin. He has also appeared as Arbace in Idomeneo and Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (with Dantone) in Bari, Ferrando in Così fan tutte (directed by Strehler) in Athens and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. His bel canto repertoire includes works by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.
Acclaimed as an interpreter of Britten, he has also taken part in performances of Maderna’s Satyricon, Panni’s The Banquet, and in the European première of The Woodlanders by Stephen Paulus.