Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts
Mischa Frusztajer, Bass, is a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. His vocal versatility keeps him in demand as a chorister, ranging from chamber ensembles to large choirs, from Gregorian to contemporary, from sacred to secular, and as a soloist spanning a cappella to orchestral, and oratorio to opera. As a member of professional choruses, Mischa has performed with many of the leading orchestras in the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Budapest Festival Orchestra. As a Chamber Singer, he has appeared with the finest professional groups in the New York and Connecticut areas, including Musica Sacra, Pro Arte Singers, Voices of Ascension, Ghostlight Chorus, and many others. His opera credits include the roles of Alonso in Lee Hoiby's The Tempest at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase and Symphony Space, Swallow in Peter Grimes with One-World Symphony, and Mustafa in l'Italiana in Algieri at “The Yard” on Martha's Vineyard. While living in Moscow from 1998 to 2001, he pursued vocal studies with Galina Kuznetsova, retired lead soloist of the Stanislavsky opera, and a member of the voice faculty of the Gnessen Institute, and returned to the US to study with Jacque Trussel, Director of Voice and Opera Studies at SUNY Purchase. Mischa lives in Guilford, Connecticut.