Mark Pepe

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operatic tenor | music educator | conductor | arranger



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Mark Pepe is an operatic tenor and music educator from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a recent recipient of support from the British Columbia Arts Council.

He is currently a member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus and is a member of Canadian Actors Equity Association.

In the summer of 2017 he made his Italian concert debut at Casa Verdi in Milan, Casa Barezzi in Busseto, and in a special concert for the dedication of the new Piazza Bergonzi, also in Busseto. The piazza was named after the great Italian tenor, Carlo Bergonzi, with all of his family in attendance.

Roles performed include King Gustavo III in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with Opera Mariposa and Heroic Opera, the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Capilano University Festival Chorus and the West Coast Symphony, Morales and Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Turridú in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Opera Opulenza.

As a music educator he teaches classroom music from Kindergarten to Grade 7. He is also a choir director of three school choirs, and two concerts bands. After being inspired by a colleague he has begun writing arrangements for his concerts bands that are specifically tailored to their abilities. So far he has arranged the music John Williams, George Gershwin, Of Monsters and Men, and even the Roots for his concert bands.

He started his musical studies at Capilano University, and is an alumnus on the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Music in Opera and Music Education, and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music.



Audition Materials

Pinkerton from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Recorded December 8, 2018 at Mike Wollin Studios
Roger Parton on piano.

Addio fiorito asil…

Amore o grillo…


La rivedrà nell'estasi
Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi

King Gustavo III - Mark Pepe
Oscar - Kallie Beth Clayton

Produced by
Opera Mariposa -
Heroic Opera -

Friday November 17, 2017
Canadian Memorial Church
Vancouver, BC

Stage Director - Adam Da Ros
Music Director - Richard Epp


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