Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mark Diamond to perform Borzoni world premiere

Mark Diamond
American barihunk Mark Diamond will join Musica Marin for the world premiere of Clint Borzoni's new arrangement of the aria, "Two Nooses" from his opera "When Adonis Calls” for baritone, viola, cello and piano. The New York-based Borzoni is the composer-in-residence for the California chamber music organization. Last year, they presented the world premiere of his two works for Baritone and String Quartet, Stufen and Magere Kost.

The program is a collaboration with San Francisco's Merola Opera Program, where Diamond was part a participant in 2011. He'll be joined by mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm, who was also in Merola in 2011 and accompanist Ronny Greenberg, who was in the program in 2014.

There will be additional song by Borzoni set to poets John Grimmett, Sally M. Gall, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, and Judith G Wolf.

Musica Marin presents concerts in beautiful private homes and tickets include wine, hors d'oeuvres and mingling with the poets, composer and artists. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Diamond is a graduate of the Studio of Houston Grand Opera where he performed Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in Puccini's La bohème and the Marchese d’Obigny in Verdi's La traviata. At the Houston Grand Opera he has sung Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music and Wilbur in the world premiere of  David Hanlon’s opera After the Storm. He has also appeared throughout France, performing in Limoges, Caen, and Reims.

He is the 1st Prize Winner of the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition at the Houston Grand Opera and the 2011 Sun Valley Opera Competition in Seattle. Diamond was twice a  Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was awarded 2nd  Prize in the Charles A. Lynam Competition in North Carolina.

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