Mark Anthony ThomasEmerging artist, Mark Anthony Thomas (baritone), is a native of New Orleans. He is a graduate of McDonough 35 High School and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where he studied Vocal Music and received a certificate of Artistry. He has performed in various opera scenes, including Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), The Magic Flute (Papageno), and Don Pasquale (Dr. Malatesta), He was also selected as the 2009 winner of the Junior Philharmonic Society competition. Mark has traveled to Siena, Italy, to study opera with the Siena Summer Music program under the direction of a Metropolitan Opera veteran, Dana Talley, and sang in the chorus of New Orleans Opera Association’s production of “Madame Butterfly.” In November of 2012, Mark performed the title role of Chris Burton’s, “The Self Portrait of Jonathan Jenkins,” with New Fangled Opera. After studying at the Boston Conservatory for one year under Kathryn Wright, Mark is continuing his BM at Loyola University of New Orleans under Phillip Frohnmayer. When not studying music, Mark enjoys spending time traveling with family and friends.