Mark Hockenberry is known for his commanding stage presence and powerful lyric baritone voice. His most notable roles in recent years have been Ford from Verdi’s Falstaff, Germont from Verdi’s La traviata, and Pandolfe from Massenet’s Cendrillon. Hockenberry spent two years performing with Arizona Opera’s Education Outreach branch, AZOperatunity, where he performed for over 55,000 elementary school students in the Tucson community. For the past two summers, he worked as a chorister with Cincinnati Opera and is now starting his third season with the May Festival Chorus. He also has performed with several local churches in the area, including solo work with the Athenaeum Chorale at Mount St. Mary’s. He received his master’s degree in Vocal performance from the University of Arizona in 2019 and his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Westminster College (PA) in 2016.