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'amore in several performances throughout México.

 

In January 2005, Martín participated in the World Premier and recording for Naxos of La Muerte de Colón by 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.

 

Martín was 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.

 

Since September 2014 Arturo Martín has been working as a freelance singer broadening his repertoire with new roles such as Mario Cavaradossi, Werther and, Don Carlos.

 

Martín’s repertoire include Operas and Operettas by the following composers: Arrigo Boito – Mefistofele – Faust (as cover in Festspielhaus Baden Baden, 2016) Gaetano Donizetti - L’elisir d’amore / Der Liebestrank – Nemorino (Teatro Peón Contreras, Mérida 2004 and Staatstheater Darmstadt 2013 ) - Lucia di Lammermoor – Arturo and Edgardo (Theater Bonn 2007); Charles Gounod - Faust  - Le Docteur Faust (Theater Bonn 2008); Franz Lehár – Die Lustige Witwe – Camille de Rosillon (Landestheater Detmold 2011); Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème – Rodolfo (Theater Hof 2006, Staatstheater Nürnberg 2006, Theater Bonn 2007, Teatr Wielki w Poznaniu 2010, Staatstheater Darmstadt 2013) - Madama Butterfly – Pinkerton (Teatro Peón Contreras Mérida 2007, Landestheater Detmold 2011, Staatstheater Darmstadt 2012) - Gianni Schicchi - Rinuccio (Staatstheater Darmstadt 2014) – Tosca – Mario Cavaradossi (Festspielhaus Baden-Baden 2017); Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata – Alfredo (Teatro Peón Contreras Mérida 2008, Teatr Wielki w Poznaniu 2010, Landestheater Detmold 2012, Staatstheater Darmstadt 2013 ) - Otello – Cassio (Theater Bonn 2007, Staatstheater Darmstadt 2014,) - Rigoletto - Il Duca di Mantova (National Theater Weimar 2010) and  Aida – Radames (Theater Regensburg 2012), Leoš Janáček – Katja Kabanová – Boris Grigorjevic (Theater Regensburg 2013), Georges Bizet – Carmen - Don José (Theater Solingen 2015).

 

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