Percy Martinez

Percy Martinez

Tenor

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2017Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2017Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier Des Grieux
2016Verdi: AidaRadamès
2016Verdi: AidaRadamès
2016Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier des Grieux
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2016Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmund
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2015Verdi: AidaRadamès
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2015Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo (Gustavus III)
2015Puccini: Il tabarroLuigi
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2014Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2014Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2014Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2014Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmund
2014R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenSiegmund / Siegfried
2012Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2012Verdi: AidaRadamès
2012Verdi: RequiemTenor
2011Bizet: CarmenDon José
2011Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2011Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2011Mozart: IdomeneoIdomeneo
2010Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSir Edgardo di Ravenswood
2010Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2010Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2008Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier des Grieux
2008Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2007Bizet: CarmenDon José
2007Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo (Gustavus III)
2006Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2006Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier des Grieux
2004Mozart: IdomeneoIdomeneo
2003Gounod: FaustFaust
2001Puccini: Messa di GloriaTenor

Bio


Hailed by Opera News for displaying "....a fine natural tenor that remained sonorous through the range….”, Peruvian-born tenor Percy Martinez is known for the power, beauty, and elegance of his singing, as well as a commanding stage presence.  His debut as Samson earned him critical and popular acclaim for his use of “powerful vocalism to guide the drama”, in which “his diction and legato were exemplary.”Mr. Martinez has performed leading roles in La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Aida, La Forza del Destino, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, I Pagliacci, Faust, Idomeneo, Samson et Dalila, and Wagner’s Die Walkure.  On the concert stage, he has been a featured soloist in Handel’s The Messiah, Ariel Ramirez’ Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Verdi’s glorious Messa da Requiem, in addition to numerous opera galas, benefits, and fundraisers.  Upcoming engagements includes revisits to Siegmund, Radames and Cavaradossi.  An ardent lover of Latin-American music, especially from his native country Perú, Mr. Martinez often performs piano arrangements of popular songs, such as valses, huaynos and tonderos (Peru), tangos (Argentina), mariachi (México), and zarzuela (Spain).In the summer of 2005, Mr. Martinez was invited to participate in the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singer Program, where he sang the role of Anatol in scenes from Barber’s Vanessa. Before joining Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Martinez was a member of the Apprentice Artist Program at Sarasota Opera, where he covered and sang the role of Federico in Verdi’s Stiffelio, as well as performing scenes from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.Mr. Martinez holds Performance and Teaching Diplomas from the Accademia Internazionale de Canto in Pesaro, Italy, and a Performance Diploma from the Accademia Del Teatro, Cagli, Italy.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi Immediately Regina Opera 2017
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Chevalier Des Grieux Immediately Roman Borgman Opera Theater 2017
Verdi: Aida Radamès Immediately Melos Opera 2016
Verdi: Aida Radamès Immediately Lyric Artists of New York 2016
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Chevalier des Grieux Immediately Regina Opera 2016