Peter Schickele at the Phoenicia Festival

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

     In April 2017,  Eve Queler, the incomparable operatic trailblazer, offered to share an Opera Gala honoring Giuseppe Giacomini with Maestro Martin at Zankel Hall in New York City.   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 the beloved, recently deceased, 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.  Highlights of their 7 year partnership included a Gala with international artists Francisco Casanova, Aprile Millo, and counter-tenor Nicholas Tamagna; and the American Staged Premiere performances of Donizetti's 7th opera La Zingara at Riverside Church in New York City.  

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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.   A big thank you to the wonderful Constantine Kitsopoulos - music director.  Singers from  the  original  casts  who continue to distinguish themselves  include:   
Alf Boe,  Eugene Brancoveanu,  Ben Davis, Jesus Garcia, David Miller, and Daniel Okulich.

      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. ​

      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.  

     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.  



Overture "Il Barbiere di Sivilglia"