I'm a bass-baritone opera singer, writer, director and theatre-maker, based just outside Doncaster in South Yorkshire. I hope you'll find plenty of information on these pages, but if you can't find what you're looking for, why not send me an email?
I'm very excited about some of the projects I've got coming up in 2023.
In June I'm going to be helping to curate an evening of music and storytelling for the Yorkshire Rewilding Network at the beautiful Farnley Hall in Otley. Details can be found here.
In September I'll be appearing at the Arcola Theatre in London as part of the Grimeborn Festival in the premier of Lisa Logan's Brontë the Opera. I'm very excited about bringing Patrick Brontë (father of the three sisters and their brother Branwell) to life, along with a couple of other characters including Mr Rochester.
Also this autumn, I'm delighted to be returning to Rugby with Random Opera as part of another world premier, but this time of a piece written in 1822. Marianna Bettini's Elena e Gerardo has been rediscovered and re-edited to give it a first-ever performance. Do come along and support this amazing project - more details and tickets can be found here.
I hope to see you at one of these exciting and challenging projects during 2023, and if you'd like to make contact, or follow me on social media, click here.
Looking forward to 2024, I'm delighted that I'm returning to the Gap Festival in Goring & Streatley to direct The Marriage of Figaro for which I'll also be providing a new translation. This follows my debut directing a full opera (Così fan Tutte in 2022) for the same festival - more information and some images can be found here. It was a lovely experience with some great colleagues, and two completely sold out performances, so I'm very excited to have the opportunity to build on that success next year.
You can also find some of my 2022 projects online - if you'd like to hear me performing Kaspar in Der Freischütz for Random Opera, the whole production is available to stream on their website, alongside lots of other varied repertoire.
If you work in the arts and would like further media of my performances, or of my work as a director and writer, please do give me a shout.
Enjoy the site! Martin