As an international conductor, Maestro Mark has led productions and presented singers in North and South America, London, Italy, New York, Cuba, Africa and China --where he conducted Shanghai's first Italian-language Tosca to open the new Opera House of the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center (SHOAC).
He has conducted opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, as well as for the BBC's Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall (aka "The Proms") in London; for Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; for Krakow Opera in Poland; for the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy; as well as for New York City Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria (Canada), and the National Opera of Mexico at Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Royal Albert Hall, London
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London
Palacio de Bellas Artes,
Mexico CIty, Mexico
With his International Projects, Peter has consistently focused on the identification and training as well as career-building opportunities for extraordinarily gifted young opera singers wherever he goes.
Back in the US, Maestro Mark's name is firmly linked to the historic flourishing of opera in Virginia, where he oversaw the growth of opera over its initial four decades there, himself conducting well over 100 different opera productions -- comprising over 700 highly successful performances -- on Virginia stages, including numerous Virginia, national, and world premiere productions. He is celebrated as Founding Artistic Director Emeritus of Virginia Opera, as an Honorary Citizen of Norfolk, and as the recipient of the Vianne Webb Lifetime Achievement Award.