Mark Biggins


Having graduated from the conducting programs of the Yale School of Music and the Royal College of Music in London, Mark Biggins is currently the chorus director of the Olivier-Award winning ensemble at the English National Opera.


A versatile conductor of opera, choral and orchestral music, he has conducted the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, ENO orchestra, RCM Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, prepared choruses for Bernard Haitink and Jac van Steen, and worked as assistant conductor at ENO (Paul Bunyan), West Green House Opera (Cosi fan tutte), Aldeburgh (Aci e Galatea), and with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, John Wilson and Martyn Brabbins.


Having made his European operatic debut season with Musiektheater Hollands Diep on a new commission by Jan-Peter de Graaff, anticipated debuts at the London Coliseum and Alexandra Palace Theater were cancelled due to the pandemic. However, during lockdown Mark’s work as a conductor and chorus director was broadcast on BBC2 and Sky Arts and this season he will collaborate with Ed Gardner and the LPO, Vasily Petrenko and the RPO, the chorus of the Dutch National Opera, and return again to the Royal College of Music