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Mark Oates


A proud and long-standing State Opera South Australia artist, Mark was recognised by the Adelaide Critic’s Circle for his body of work in 2022.

In 2022, Mark premiered the dual roles of Ian Duncan and Don Dunstan in the Ruby Award winning Watershed: The Death Of Dr Duncan for the Adelaide Festival. Previous Adelaide Festival appearances are Mozart Requiem (2020), Street Singer Bernstein Mass (2012) and Ruffiak Le Grande Macabre (2010). For State Opera South Australia, Mark performed Lt Tom Radclyffe Voss and Gastone La traviata, Jack in the national tour of Love Burns, Bright Lights Big Dreams and the first orchestral workshop of When The Rain Stops Falling.

Further highlights with the company include Beadle Bamford Sweeney Todd, Jack Love Burns, Njegus The Merry Widow, Arjuna Satyagraha, John Styx Orpheus in the Underworld, The Cantor Maria de Buenos Aires (co production with Leigh Warren Dancers – Adelaide Festival Centre Playhouse and Brisbane Festival) Le Guide and Lillas Pastia Carmen, Caterpillar Boojum, Freddy Norton In the Dome Room at 2 O’Clock and Joe The Station.

An in-demand concert artist, Mark also tours nationally and internationally with Aerial Artists Australia