Stephen Martin (tenor) has enjoyed operatic engagements spanning throughout Italy, China, and the United States with roles including Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme, Hoffmann in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Da Xing in Jin Xiang’s The Savage Land, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Casey in Ricky Ian Gordan’s The Grapes of Wrath, Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Stephen was an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera for its 2016 season, covering the roles of Monsieur Taupe in Capriccio and Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette. He will be returning to Santa Fe for their 2017 season to sing Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Stephen has twice won the East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera Competition and is the recipient of an Encouragement Award at the Mid-South Regional Metropolitan Opera competition. He has also won the Charlotte Ruppel Memorial Voice Competition, the Michigan State University Concerto/Honors competition, received both the Jewell and Rohrstock voice fellowships at Michigan State, and was selected as a Mackey Scholar.
Stephen holds Masters Degrees in Voice Performance and Music Theory Pedagogy and will be finishing his Doctorate in Voice Performance at Michigan State University this fall.