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Raemond Martin

Baritone

Raemond Martin

Raemond Martin, a native of Hartford, Connecticut. He received his formal training at the Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford.

Mr. Martin was a featured soloist in Porgy&Bess at the Metropolitan Opera under James Levine, while a student of baritone Louis Quilico. He made his debut with the touring company of the Houston Grand Opera as Frère Laurent in Romeo et Juliette. In 1991, he was invited as Stipendiat of the American-Berlin Foundation to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, appearing in Die Hugenotten, Barbiere di Seviglia, Il Trovatore, Beatrice di Tenda, Oedipus, Die Sache Makropulos, and Cruel Garden. In 1992 he was chosen to attend the Münchner Singschul, studied with Herr Kammersänger Josef Metternich, and a Stipendiat of the Richard Wagner Verband. In the 1993 revival of the Goetz Friedrich production of Porgy&Bess for the Theater Des Westens, Mr. Martin sang the role of Jake.

As winner of the New York Grand Opera’s voice competition in 1989, he made his debut with the company as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and was a leading baritone during it’s highly regarded Verdi festival from 1994 through 2002, traversing such roles as Germont, Renato, Amonasro, Iago and Rigoletto.

Equally versatile in twentieth century music, he made his Weill Recital Hall debut as the 2002 winner of the Center for Contemporary Opera International Voice Competition, with pianist and composer Andrew Violette, and will be featured on a disc of the composer’s works for voice due 2007 on the Innova label.

This past season, Mr. Martin appeared in performances of Mozart’s Gran Mass in C minor, and Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme with the Rockland Symphony, with the Kennett Symphony in a concert version of Gerswhin’s Porgy&Bess, and with the Key West Pops Orchestra in Gerswhin’s rarely performed first opera, titled Blue Monday. He has been a frequent soloist with the Orchestra of St. Peters by-the Sea, appearing last season as  Tonio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci . This past season included performances of Rigoletto, Elijah with the Stockton Oratorio Society, Emmett Till with Trilogy Opera Newark, and Scarpia with New York Grand Opera.

Mr. Martin resides in New York City and studies with Joan Caplan at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

 

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