Mark Hernandez


(Strange Man and Chorus)

MARK HERNANDEZ has extensive Bay Area performance credits including:
  • Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas, (Cinnabar Opera, Petaluma)
  • Hal in Plump Jack (Golden Gate Opera)
  • Nemorino in Elixir of Love (Berkeley Opera), and
  • Strange Man in Wuornos (workshop, 1999)

For San Francisco’s Pocket Opera, Hernandez, a tenor, has performed in

  • The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein
  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • La Fille du Régiment
  • The Merry Widow
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Maria Padilla, and
  • L’etoile.

For the West Bay Opera, Hernandez was seen in:

  • The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny
  • Tosca
  • La Traviatta
  • Pagliacci
  • The Face on the Barroom Floor
  • Das Fliedermaus
  • Elixir of Love
  • Emperor Norton
His solo performances with orchestra have included Corohispano de San Francisco (Northern California tour), Russian National Orchestra (Moscow, Verona and Taormina, Italy), Conejo Symphony (Thousand Oaks), and Classical Philharmonic (Castro Valley). Hernandez earned his Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1992). Among his many honors: Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Auditions (1992), Bodo Igesz Award from the Music Academy of the West (1990), full scholarship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1989-92) and Commencement Speaker (1990), First Place from the San Francisco American Art Song Competition (1989), and First Place at the Burlingame Music Club Competition (1988).