Baritone Mark Hosseini is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Voice Performance & Literature at the Eastman School of Music under the instruction of Dr. Jonathan Retzlaff. Recently, Mark was seen as Pandolfe in Eastman Opera Theatre’s production of Massenet’s Cendrillon. As a concert soloist, Mark recently sang as a soloist for performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, and Duruflé’s Requiem, with various choirs and orchestras at the Eastman School of Music. He also recently completed a performance singing the bass solos in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Malaysia Bach Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mark is a graduate of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. During his studies there, Mark appeared with Oakland University Opera numerous times, portraying the roles of Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Seneca in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and Amantio di Nicolao in Gianni Schicchi. Upon his graduation, he was given the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department award for Outstanding Student in Voice Performance. He was also a winner of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2015.
Mark was recently a finalist in the Edward M. Murray Competition of Voice, hosted by Opera Ithaca. He has also received four first place awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (Michigan Chapter), as well as a second place award from the Elizabeth Gardner Voice Competition in Rochester Hills, Michigan.