Mark Fitzgerald Wilson (BM Simpson College Indianola, Iowa, MM University of Houston) residing in Glen Ridge, NJ is a native of Iowa. Mr. Wilson is an active performer and educator.
Mr. Wilson is currently an adjunct music professor at Monmouth University, a music professor at Westchester Community College, Bergen Community College and a voice teacher for Ridgewood Conservatory in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He teaches a wide range of students from classical music, musical theater, jazz, hip hop, pop and rock.
This past year, Mr. Wilson made his debut with Asheville Lyric Opera performing Escamillo. “impressive vocally and dramatically and often drew sustained applause and shouts of approval from the audience” Martha Fawbush CVNC, were words used to describe his dramatic interpretation of Escamillo. He also debut with the Harford Chorale singing the solo baritone music in Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Operatic roles include Escamillo, Tonio, Alfio, Four Villains, Enrico, Silvio and Count di Luna. He has performed with regional opera companies which include Orlando Opera, Opera Memphis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Portland Opera Theater among others.
Mr. Wilson has performed multiple oratorio solos including the title role in Mendelssohn Elijah, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, baritone solos in Carmina Burana, Haydn’s Creation, Brahm’s Requiem, and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio.
His upcoming performances include the bass solos in Bach’s Cantata 16, Luddud in Treemonisha, Corey Booker in Three Mayors, and Roy Bryant in Emmitt Till.