Mark is a Lecturer in the Opera Department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. At the RCS, he’s directed Le nozze di Figaro, The Rape of Lucretia, Il ritorno d’Ulisse, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Dido and Aeneas, Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies. Mark has directed many sets of opera scenes at the RCS, as well as at the National Opera Studio, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Academy of Music.
For three years, Mark was a Staff Producer at Scottish Opera, where he was Assistant Director on all four operas in Wagner’s Ring Cycle directed by Tim Albery, as well as productions of Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Orfeo ed Euridice, Bluebeard’s Castle, Erwartung, Semele, Tamerlano, Fidelio, The Death of Klinghoffer, A Night at the Chinese Opera, and The Secret Marriage. For Scottish Opera Education, he directed two operas for children by Julian Evans: The Minotaur and The Mystic Maiden of Loch Katrine. Mark is currently singing in Scottish Opera’s Memory Spinners project, created to help and empower those living with dementia.
Mark directed A Tapestry of Many Threads by Tom Cunningham and Alexander McCall Smith for performances on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Dovecot Weaving Studios. The production won a Herald Angel and was nominated for a Fringe First Award.