DIY MESSIAH Las Vegas
Mr. Thomsen is Program Director and co-founder of the vocal summer program IOPE (International Opera Performing Experience, http://www.internationaloperaperformingexperience.com/), which is based in Mercatello, Italy. When performing, Mark Thomsen appears courtesy of Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, where he is “Artist in Residence” and “Director of the Opera Theater”.
In January of 2015 Mr. Thomsen, also a stage director, directed and sang the role of Alfredo in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra's production of Verdi's La Traviata and in January of 2016 directed and sang the role of Alfred in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s production of Die Fledermaus.
Highlights of recent seasons include singing the tenor solos of Handel’s Messiah in Las Vegas; with the Indianapolis Opera, singing the role of Dick Johnson in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West; performing the roles of The Governor, Vanderdendeer and Ragotski in Portland Opera's production of Bernstein's Candide; most recently singing the role of Pirelli in Portland Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd; performing the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca in Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy; and performing the role of Don Ottavio in Opera Las Vegas' production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.
As one of America’s most accomplished tenors Mark Thomsen enjoys a successful career in critically acclaimed performances throughout the world. Often working repetitively with major companies, Mr.Thomsen has performed to acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala(Milan), Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Volksoper, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera among others.