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Peter Mark has been a constant presence on the world Opera stage for decades, as performer, impresario, teacher, and most notably as Founder and Artistic Director of Virginia Opera, where he conducted 100's of
productions over 36 years:

Maestro Mark served as Founding General and Artistic Director of Virginia Opera from 1975 to 2010, and is now Emeritus there. He has held similar positions with the International Opera Alliance, the Buck Hill - Skytop Music Festival 

(now known as the Pocono Mountains Music Festival) and Lyric Opera Virginia,

with its unique formats for presenting Opera in the new century.

He may, in fact, be the only person you know who has sung opera at the Metropolitan Opera, performed as Principal Violist at Chicago Lyric Opera, taught opera and drama as a University of California Professor, built an extraordinary and flourishing opera company for its first remarkable 35 years –The Virginia Opera, and conducted opera in opera houses

on 5 continents.