Ishaar Gupta, bass-baritone, graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2016, where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in music, emphasis in vocal performance. At UConn, Ish studied private voice with Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone
Rod Nelman, and sang in several choirs directed by Dr. Jamie Spillane.
He currently sings professionally in various ensembles, including CONCORA, the South Church Chancel Choir, the Hartford
Chorale, and Novi Cantori. In the past, he has sung with Connecticut Chamber Choir, Farmington Valley Chorale, CDN, and
the Composer’s Choir. A diverse performer, Ish has sung and acted in several musicals, plays, operas, most recently with
Madison Lyric Stage and Pearwater Productions.
In addition to performing and writing his own music, Ish is currently pursuing a career as an educator as part of Hartford
Stage’s education department, which brings innovative theatre education to more than 17,000 students each year. A native
of Newtown, Connecticut, and a proud UConn Husky, Ish is excited to be a part of such a great program at Middlesex