BIOGRAPHY

 

Tenor Arturo Martín was born in Mérida, México. In 1997 he began to study voice seriously with the pianist Alberto Alvarez in Mexico and later on with Ms. Claudia Pinza in USA. In January 2000 he graduated with honors from Yucatán University, receiving a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. 

 

In December 2003, Martín won First Prize in the Nicolás Urcelay Singing Competition, a national competition in México for tenors only. Other awards include a scholarship to study with Virginia Zeani from the Francesc Viñas International Singing Competition, 38th Edition,in Barcelona, and another to take part in the EPCASO (Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera) program in Italy.

 

Martín made his professional operatic debut to critical acclaim in October 2004 singing the role of Nemorino in L'elisir d'amorein several performances throughout México.

 

In January 2005, Martín participated in the World Premier and recording for Naxosof La Muerte de Colónby Leonardo Balada, singing four different roles: Margarit, Vespucio, Hernando, and Apocalyptic Character 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and conductor Robert Page.

Martín made his debut in Germany in September 2006 singing Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème,first in Theater Hof and then in Staatstheater Nürnberg (November 2006).In August 2007 Martín began an engagement of one year with Opernhaus Bonn

 

Martínwas nominated and won first prize in 2008 as „bester Nachwuchssänger“ (Best new generation singer) in the region of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany for his Titel role in Gounod’s Faust.

 

Martín’s repertoire include Operas by the following composers: Hector Berlioz– Les Troyens – Enée; Georges Bizet – Carmen Don JoséArrigo Boito – Mefistofele – Faust; Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor – Edgardo; Charles Gounod – Faust - Le Docteur FaustLeoš Janáček – Katja Kabanová – Boris Grigorjevic; Giacomo Puccini – La Bohème – Rodolfo,Madama Butterfly – Pinkerton, Tosca – Mario CavaradossiGiuseppe Verdi – La Traviata – Alfredo, Aida – Radames, La forza del destino – Don Alvaro.

 

Since 2014 Arturo Martín has been working as a freelance singer broadening his repertoire with new roles such as: Werther, Don Carlos, Hoffmann, Pollione, Turiddu, Luigi and Canio.

 

Martín has had the privilege to work with the following conductors: Simon Rattle, Stefan Soltesz, Erich Wächter, Maurizio Arena, Martin Lukas Meister, Robert Page, Roman Kofman; and following Stage Directors: Philipp Himmelmann, Dietrich Hilsdorf,John Dew,Brigitte Fassbaender,Michael Helle, Vera Nemirova, Robert Swedberg, Igor Folwill, among others.