Romanian American Tenor, Mark Istratie attended Madonna University where he studied Vocal Performance. Opera credits include Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), and Count Barigoule (Cendrillon) with Madonna Lyric Theater and Peter Quint (Turn of the Screw) with Opera MODO. Mark has performed in the Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus in the productions of Faust, Macbeth, Carmen, The Passenger, Cyrano, Don Giovanni, Girl of the Golden West, and Silent Night. As a concert performer, Mark has been heard with Detroit-based Audivi, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Mark holds credits with the Michigan Opera Theatre Outreach program and Opera San Antonio. Until relocating to Austin, Texas Mark served as a staff singer at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Currently, Mark is an active vocalist in the Austin area as well as Color Guard instructor for High School Marching Bands throughout Texas.