Warren Mok

Warren Mok

Biographie / biography

A Hong Kong Chinese tenor with a distinguished international career, since his European debut in 1987 at the Deutsche Opera Berlin Mok has been making frequent guest appearances throughout the world, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Paris Opera, Teatro dell¡¦Opera di Roma, Teatro di Bologna Comunale, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Opera de Nice, Opera de Lyon, Opera Australia in Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, The Netherlands Opera, Leipzig Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Teatro di San Carlos Lisbon, Seattle Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Warsaw Opera, Teatro di Caliari in Italy, ABAO Bilbao, Opera Irland, Teatro di Palma di Mallorca, Nancy Opera France, Bergen Opera Norway, Latvian National Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Orlando Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, concert halls in New York¡¦s Carnegie Hall, London¡¦s Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musik Verein, Tokyo Suntori Hall, Seoul, Florida, Prague and Zurich.
He has performed in many festivals including Vienna, Wiesbaden, Savonlinna Festival,Athens, Martina Franca (Italy), Arles (France), Track (Lithuania), Poland, New Zealand, Seoul Arts Center, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. His operatic repertoire exceeds 50 roles including Calaf (Turandot), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Rodolfo (La Boheme), Don Jose (Carmen), Riccardo (Masked Ball), Radames (Aida), Duke (Rigoletto), Alfredo (La Traviata), Don Carlos, Romeo, Faust and Werther, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.
A frequent concert artist, Mr. Mok has performed to critical acclaim in New York¡¦s Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York , Turandot in London¡¦s Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie,Vienna Musik Verein , Singapore Esplande and the Hong Kong Cultural Center with many orchestras, including the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, RIAS Berlin Orchestra, Leipzig Radio Orchestra Prague Symphony Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic, Lithuanian State Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmponic China Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, China National Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony, Singapore Symphony, and Taiwan Symphony. Collaborated with the famous conductors such as Sinopoli, Marriner, Lopez-Cobos, Hogwood, Palumbo, Weise, Queler, Olmi,Guidarini,Delacote, Lombard, Yu Long, Lu Jia.
In recent years, Mok has been very active in Asia, not only as a singer, but also as a producer. He has been the artistic director for Macau International Music Festival from 2000 and has brought the festival to a world-class high standard. He has produced many great performances in Macau and won praise from the public and critics alike. He is an advisor for the Shanghai Opera House, Shanghai Symphony and China National Opera House. He produced and sang in Romeo & Juliette, Carmen, La Boheme, Otello, Magic Flute, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, and in Shanghai International Arts Festival and Beijing Music Festival. Most recently he has appeared frequently in the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. He is also an active promoter of western operas and music in China.
The Guardian, a London newspaper, observed that ¡§His technique is rock solid, with beautiful even timbre, and an engaging enthusiasm on stage; ringing top notes were attacked and held in rock-like Pavarotti vein." And George Loomis, a commentator from Opera Magazine, described his performance as follows: ¡§Warren Mok seems to have modeled his performance on that of La Scala¡¦s Raoul, the late Franco Corelli, and comes amazingly close to the ideal. Suffice it to say that Mok has a ringing, rather baritonal timbre and pours forth tone generously. His Raoul is a visceral experience not least for its secure, expansive high notes¡K¡¨
In 2007, Mok made his debut in Opera Ireland as Calaf in Turandot, and as Duca in Rigoletto with the Macau International Music Festival. He also produced Aida with Opera Hong Kong which was later shown on the stage of Rome Opera..
In 2008, Mok was awarded Cavaliere dell¡¦ Ordine della Stella della Solitarita¡¦ Italiana (Knight of the Star of Solidarity of Italy) from the Government of Italy and
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government.
(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)
In the same year, he has sung La Boheme at Sydney Opera House with Opera Australia, Don Carlo at Hawaii Opera Theatre & Opera Hong Kong, Mefistofele at Savonlinna Festival Finnland, Werther & Don Carlo with Opera Hong Kong and Il Tabaro at Macau International Music Festival.
In 2009, he will be singing Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro Carlo Felice, Manon Lescaut at Opera de Nice, Turandot at Savonlinna Festival. Opera. La Boheme at National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. He will co-produce opera Magic Flute with Opera Hong Kong, China National Centre for Performing Arts & Norwegian Opera. He will produce The Marriage of Figaro at Macau International Music Fesitval.
Mok is currently the artistic director of the Macau International Music Festival and founder and artistic director of Opera Hong Kong. He holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music.


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