Baritone Mark Davies has been an active performer throughout the Puget Sound region since relocating to Washington from the Midwest in 2014. He was heard most recently as Ping in Turandot with Pacific Northwest Opera in Mount Vernon, where he will also be performing the role of Schaunard in their upcoming 2018 production of La bohème. He has also worked with the Marrowstone Music Festival, Tacoma Opera, Bellevue City Opera Ballet, and Indiana University Opera Theater, having performed such roles as Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, Albert in Werther, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. Davies is also an active concert and recital artist, most recently putting on a performance of Wolf’s complete Italienisches Liederbuch at Western Washington University. He has also performed works including Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. When he is not singing, Davies is also a highly-regarded pianist and vocal coach, and has worked with and accompanied artists who appear at opera houses across the country and internationally. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he is an instructor of voice and music director of the opera program at Western Washington University. He is a doctoral candidate in vocal performance and literature at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he was a student of Andreas Poulimenos and Timothy Noble.