Mark Holland makes his Seattle Opera debut as Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Recent roles include the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Komische Oper Berlin, Captain Balstrode in Britten’s Peter Grimes in Modena and Ferrara, and Lockit in Britten’s Beggar’s Opera with Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli. In 2006, he sang Andrei in Eotvos’s Three Sisters at Staatsoper Hamburg. This British baritone began his career with the Welsh National Opera. His many roles for WNO include the Count in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Figaro in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Baron Douphol in Verdi’s Traviata, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Schaunard in Puccini’s Bohème, the Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca, and Sonora in Puccini’s Fanciulla del West (which was performed at the Theatre des Champs Elysées in Paris). Holland has also appeared at Opera New Zealand, in Singapore with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with numerous festivals and touring productions in Europe.