Mark Llewelyn Evans, known as ‘The Baritone’ is one of the UK’s most exciting classical cross-over performers appearing regularly on opera stages, concert platforms across the UK, Europe, the Far East and the USA. His rich, warm, Italianate baritone voice, acclaimed performances and charismatic blend of charm & Celtic humour mean he is very much in demand.
He was classically trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the National Opera Studio in London. After his schooling he performed with the Welsh National Opera, the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra after which Evans burst forth to create his own story unconstrained by style or genre. Mark’s performances include both classical and popular songs from his albums, musical hits of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, scores from the movies, and intimate Celtic ballads.
His performances have taken place all over the world. He performed alongside Katherine Jenkins at the International Rugby Wales Millennium Stadium and David Blaine in Florida 2013. Whether performing for a 2000 strong opera audience, singing to 75,000 fans before a rugby international, delivering an oratorio in an intimate venue or broadcasting on the BBC, Mark is always at home! He is a true entertainer who captivates all his audiences who love his stage presence, funny stories, expansive repertoire and stunningly powerful voice.
A natural comedian bursting with presence with a powerful, solid voice… a complete star” New York Times
Grammy Award Winning Nick Patrick produced the current album This Guy’s In Love with a 30 piece orchestra. It includes breakthrough performances of the title track by Burt Bacharach, Play Me (Neil Diamond), Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Van Morrison), and Feels Like Home (Randy Newman).
Let the Light In, Mark’s debut album, reached the Top-10 in the UK, and featured powerful performances of Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone), The Prayer (David Foster) and Tell My Father (Frank Wildhorn). A special performance of Tell My Father with the Band of the Royal Welsh Guards, became the #1 single in the UK and raised £35,000 for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.
He not only performs on stage but also on the big screen: he played Don Giovanni alongside Jude Law and Robert Downey Junior in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows’ movie.
“Rich, sensual vocal tones that you hear very rarely. He has that rare gift that makes him a star.”Nick Patrick, Grammy Award Winning Producer
“I could listen to his voice all day.” – FOX Television
“A warm baritone voice, with humour to match. An international career opens before him.” – The Observer
“The resonant, well rounded, charismatic Mark Llewelyn Evans.” – London Evening Standard