VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
British baritone Mark Stone was born in London on 12 June 1969. After studying Mathematics and working as a chartered accountant and investment banker, he retrained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Stone made his operatic debut in 1998, as Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen for Opera North, and has since performed widely, including in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, USA and the UK.
In 2008 he created his own record label, Stone Records.
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