Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mark Diamond Brings Rock Star Hair to Woodstock

Mark Diamond
If you were gonna perform an afternoon of opera at Woodstock, home of the 3-day rock 'n' roll concert in 1969, you might as well hire a singer with rock star hair. Pentangle Arts is bringing in barihunk Mark Diamond for their "Opera Showcase" this weekend. Diamond in his young career has become as well known for his incredible hair, as his luscious baritone.

He'll be joining soprano Lauren Snouffer on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. for a concert at Woodstock's North Universalist Chapel. The two singers were both part of the Houston Grand Opera Studio Artists program. Two Houston Opera donors who live in the area are sponsoring the concert.

In Houston, Diamond performed Marcello in Puccini's La bohème, the Steersman in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and covered Don Giovanni, Taddeo in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri and Gaylord Ravenal in the musical Showboat. He also performed Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Aspen Music Festival.

Mark Diamond sings The Impossible Dream:

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Mark Diamond received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Georgia Southern University and pursued studies for a Master's degree in vocal performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In 2011, he was a member of the prestigious Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, where he sang the title role of Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He previously performed in New York in 2010, when he sang the role of Top in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land at the Glimmerglass Festival.

For more info about the Opera Showcase concert visit their website or call 802-457-3981.


  1. Love it. My voice teacher used to call this "big baritone hair," referencing the magnificent manes of the likes of Milnes/Hampson/Ramey.


  2. Lucky man your performance is unbelievable and you deserve diamond.
    Diamonds Houston