The baritone Michael Mrosek was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Due to his father‘s occupation, he spent half of his adolescence in the United States of America. He is therefore fully bilingual in German and English, and has earned both  the German and the American High School Diploma. Mrosek received his musical, theatrical and vocal education at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (University of Arts, Berlin), where he was trained by professor Dietmar Hackel as a baritone. Later on he continued his vocal studies with bass Alfred Muff, baritone Ivan Konsulov and baritone Michael Rhodes (teacher of the famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann).

Michael Mrosek was a participant of the art-song interpretation class of Professor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and also took part in master classes with Christa Ludwig and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Mrosek was a finalist of several singing competitions, for example: the German National Singing Competition, the Queen Sonja Singing Competition in Oslo, the Singing Competition Jugend-Kulturell (youth-cultural) in Hannover and the Anneliese Rothenberger Singing Competiton.

It was already during his studies that he succeeded in numerous concerts and opera productions. For example, during that time, he sang Peter Besenbinder in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at the Gebrüder-Grimm-Märchenfestspiele in Hanau (Germany), Masetto in Mozart‘s Don Giovanni under the direction of Katharina Thalbach in Berlin, Apollo in Monteverdi‘s l‘Orfeo at the Hannover State Opera (Germany) with conductor Reinhard Göbel (Musica Antiqua Köln) and Valentin at the summer festival in Plzeň (Czech Republic).

From 2001 until 2009 Mrosek was a member of the Zurich Opera House. He is currently engaged as the premier baritone at the theatre in Koblenz, Germany. There he has already performed the following roles with great success: the title role in Alban Berg‘s Wozzek, Sancho Pansa in Massenet‘s Don Quichotte, Andrej in Peter Eötvös‘ Three Sisters, the title role in Mozart‘s Don Giovanni, the lead role Kovaliov in Shostakovich‘s The Nose, the four villains in Offenbach‘s Les Contes d‘Hoffmann, Garrido in Massenet‘s La Navarraise, the Speaker in Mozart‘s Zauberflöte, his acclaimed debut as Friedrich von Telramund in Richard Wagner‘s Lohengrin, Nick Shadow in Igor Stravinsky‘s The Rake‘s Progress, The title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, the title role in Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, Jochanaan in Richard Strauss’s Salomé, Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and finally the Grand Prètre in C. Saint-Saëns’s Opera Samson et Dalila. Mrosek received high praise for all of his roles.

This season (2013/14) he also sang the role of Rigoletto, again, and the role of Ernesto in V. Bellini’s Opera Il Pirata at the Landestheater Niederbayern. Mrosek also stepped in as Jochanaan (Salomé) at the Theater Würzburg with great success.

Mrosek is engaged to debut the following roles in season 2014/2015: Scarpia in G. Puccini’s Tosca, and Captain Balstrode in B. Britten’s Peter Grimes.