Mark Andrew Kratz
Mar 17 & 18, 2018
Mark Andrew Kratz is a 2006 graduate of the Tri-Cities Opera young artist training program and a 2003 young artist for the Tacoma Opera. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master’s degree in opera from Binghamton University.
Mr. Kratz appeared with the Sonoma County Philharmonic in last season’s “Overtures & Arias” concerts. Mr. Kratz has also been featured as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Pocket Opera) and Piangi in Phantom of the Opera (Santa Rosa Junior College), Lensky in Eugene Onegin (Pocket Opera), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Lamplighters), Alfredo in La Traviata (Juneau Lyric Opera) and astronaut Alan Shepard in Apollo 14: A Space Opera (International Opera Institute). He performed the role of St. Nicolas in Britten’s St. Nicolas Cantata (Chorale Society of Northeastern PA) and appeared as Don Jose in Carmen (Cinnabar Theater). In 2012, he was featured as the tenor soloist for the Kennedy Center’s National Messiah Sing-A-Long with the National Opera Orchestra.
Mr. Kratz recently became a professor of voice at the Santa Rosa Junior College, where he teaches private voice instruction. He is an assistant director for the YMCA/ASES After School Program at Thomas Page Academy in Cotati, CA, and a faculty member at the Performing Art Institute of Wyoming Seminary, a prestigious summer program for high school and college-aged musicians in Pennsylvania.