Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin


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2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierValzacchi
2016Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictTattered peasant
2014Britten: Peter GrimesRev. Horace Adams


Jeff Martin

The american tenor Jeff Martin has established himself as a most versatile performer on the operatic, as well as the concert stage. His command of languages and diversified repertoire have earned him success in a multitude of genres, from Bachs Passions to operas of the 20th and 21st century.

In recent years he has had the privilege to work with stage directors such as Dmitri Tcherniakov (Lady Macbeth of Mzensk-Lyon), David Bösch (Die Gezeichneten-Lyon), Yoshi Oida (Peter Grimes-Lyon), John Fulljames (Benjamin, denrniere nuit-Lyon), Stephen Lawless (Der Rosenkavalier-Bolshoi), and Keith Warner (Wahnfried-Karlsruhe).

In collaboration with conductors including Kazushi Ono, Peter Rundel, Bernhard Kontarsky, Alejo Perez, Arthur Fagan, Friedeman Layer, and John Nelson, Jeff Martin has enjoyed great success with his interpretations roles includung Mime and Loge („Der Ring des Nibelungen“), David („Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“), Herodes („Salome“), Hauptmann („Wozzeck“), and Evangelist („St. Matthew Passion“).

Equally at home in the field of contemporary music, Jeff Martin has been entrusted with major roles in 4 world premieres since September 2015. As 1st Inquisitor in „Giordano Bruno“, by Francesco Filidei (T&M Paris, Rundel/Gindt), as Berthold Brecht in „Benjamin, dernière nuit“ by Michel Tabachnik (Opéra de Lyon, Kontarsky/Fulljames), as Mönchsfisch in „Paradis“ by Nana Forte (Landestheater Bregenz, Lack/Pison) and Houston Chamberlain in „Wahnfried“ by Avner Dorman (Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Brown/Warner).

After completing his studies in Princeton and Cincinnati, Jeff Martin began his european career in Germany, where he continues to build an ambitiously varied repertoire. He has performed in many important opera and concert halls including Bolshoi Theater Moscow, Opéra de Lyon, Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatsoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Köln, Opera National du Rhin Strasbourg, Cathedral of Notre Dame (Ensemble Orchestral de Paris), Staatstheater Nürnberg, Theater Dortmund, and Nationaltheater Mannheim.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Valzacchi 1 Day Bolshoi Theatre 2017
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Tattered peasant 1 Day Opéra National de Lyon 2016
Britten: Peter Grimes Rev. Horace Adams 24 hours Opéra National de Lyon 2014