Peter Schickele

       In April 2017,  Eve Queler, the incomparable operatic trailblazer, offered to share an Opera Gala honoring Giuseppe Giacomini with Maestro Martin at Zankel Hall. Mr. Martin led Dongwon Shin, Natasha Novitskaya, Grigory Soloviov, Sharon Azrieli, and Tim Renner in operatic arias and duets accompanied by members of the Opera Orchestra of New York. 

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        In 2013 Mr. Martin met renaissance man and stage director Nathan Hull at Amore Opera. Amore Opera was begun as a living memorial to Tony Amato's 60 years at Amato Opera.  Amore Opera features a passionate all-volunteer orchestra. Highlights of their 7 year partnership include a Gala with world-renowned Francisco Casanova and Aprile Milo; and the American Staged Premiere performances of Donizetti's 7th opera La Zingara at Riverside Church in New York City.  The 1822 work features energetic, Mozartian ensembles, aching bel canto cavatinas, and slapstick humor.

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          During  2002-2004,  Mr. Martin conducted 100 performances of  Baz Luhrmann's  production  of  La Boheme on Broadway  in  San  Francisco,  New York,  and  Los  Angeles.   Singers  from  the  original  casts  who  continue  to distinguish  themselves  include:   Alf Boe,  Eugene Brancoveanu,  Ben Davis,  Jesus Garcia,  David Miller,  and  Daniel  Okulich.    

Overture Il Barbiere di Siviglia

​​          In  2011,  Mr. Martin  conducted  a  highly  successful  production  of  Il  Barbiere  di  Siviglia  with  the  talented  stage  director  Dean  Anthony  for  Opera  on  the  James,  in  Lynchburg,  Virginia.   

combines the rhythmic energy of early 20th-century traditions with a modern sense of expansion and possibility.   ​​ 

​         For Anchorage Opera's glittering opening night Gala in 2010, Mr. Martin guided the Metropolitan Opera artists Janinah Burnett,Yegishe Manucharyan; the gifted Todd Robinson, and talented Alaskan artists in an evening of operatic french masterpieces.    

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         In August 2012 Mr. Martin led the atmospheric and complex Concerto for Choir; and the humorous Go For Broke by Peter Schickele at the rising Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, near Woodstock, NY - honoring the composer in attendance.

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​​​​​​DOUGLAS MARTIN