S. Mark Aliapoulios, baritone, has appeared as guest soloist with such highly acclaimed organizations as the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Portland Symphony, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Mark Morris Dance Company, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Lyric Opera, and others.
He has performed with leading international conductors Leonard Slatkin, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Mazur, Erich Leinsdorf, Lucas Foss, Sarah Caldwell, and Robert Shaw. In 1990, he made his Japanese debut in Handel’sMessiah with the Shinsei Nippon Symphony.
An advocate of new music, Mr. Aliapoulios has premiered works composed expressly for him by Daniel Pinkham and Kenneth Fuchs and has sung major roles in premiers of works by Theodore Antoniou, Phillip Glass, Ray Luke, Peter Maxwell Davies and Newell Hendricks.
He has received numerous awards, including the Gustav Golden Award at the Tanglewood Music Center, First Prize in the Opera Company of Boston Auditions, Third Prize nationally in the NATS Artists Awards, the International Finals of the Luciano Pavarotti Competitions, and Prize Winner in the Liederkranz Foundation Awards.
In the spring of 1998, Mr. Aliapoulios sang the role of “Le Bailli” in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Wertherand was heard as guest soloist for Boston Ballet in their world premiere of Lila York’s Ode to Joy, set to the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Boston’s Wang Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Aliapoulios is principal baritone of Opera to Go and the American VocalArts Quintet. He is Assistant Professor on the Voice and Opera Faculties at Boston University, is Director of Music at Sudbury United Methodist Church, and is a frequent clinician and adjudicator throughout the country. He is currently represented by Artists International Management.