Mark Saberton

Mark Saberton (baritone) grew up in Suffolk and currently lives and teaches in Sudbury. As an infant he lived in St. Neots and spent a lot of time in Bedford.

At English National Opera he covered the roles of Zurga (Pearlfishers), Pizarro (Fidelio) and Lepidus/Mereia (Caligula). He has also been offered several other roles he was unable to take because of other commitments. Mark has sung with many other opera companies including Royal Opera and Scottish Opera.

He has performed and recorded the role of Ben Budge (Beggars Opera) with the City of London Sinfonia and Royal Opera.

Other roles include Rigoletto (Rigoletto) and Escamillo (Carmen) for Kentish Opera; Mephistopheles (Faust) for Swansea City Opera; Bottom (Midsummer Night's Dream) for Longborough Festival Opera; Scarpia (Tosca) for Heritage Opera; Antonio (Marriage of Figaro) for Garsington Opera; Narumov (Queen of Spades) for Opera Holland Park and the Hotel Waiter/Boatman (Death in Venice) for the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals conducted by Paul Daniel. He has performed several times with Bampton Classical Opera including Waiting for Figaro under Edward Gardner.

He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and sung in a variety of oratorios and recitals including Brahmsí Requiem (at Birmingham Symphony Hall) and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (in Rochester Cathedral). Along with Timothy West, David Owen Norris and Philip Langridge he performed in A New Creation at Winchester Cathedral in 2009.

Future performances include Fiorello (Barber of Seville) with Swansea City Opera in 2018. There are 19 performances all over the UK throughout spring.