Hailed by Opera News as “vocally distinctive,” Alyssa Martin is quickly garnering attention as a standout young singer. Ms. Martin has trained on the stages of the most prestigious Apprentice Programs in the United States, including The Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Arizona Opera.
Recently, Ms. Martin returned to the Glimmerglass Festival to debut The Fox in a new production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Other recent engagements include a return to the role of Stéphano with Hawaii Opera Theatre and a return to The Dallas Opera where she will debuted in Manon Lescaut. Upcoming engagements for Ms. Martin include Angelina in La Cenerentola with Virginia Opera, along with a return to The Dallas Opera. Additionally, she is working actively on roles such as Susanna from Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, and Juliette in Romeo et Juliette.
Particularly at home in the Rossini heroine repertoire, recent engagements have included Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Angelina in La cenerentola. Future seasons see Ms. Martin return to the role of Rosina. On the concert stage, Ms. Martin recently made her Kennedy Center debut as the 2nd Soprano soloist in Penderecki’s Credo with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Last season, Ms. Martin performed with esteemed companies including Tulsa Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic, and Opera Birmingham as well as the Glimmerglass Festival. Past engagements have seen Ms. Martin performing with Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, Virginia Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Ms. Martin was named a winner of the 2016-17 Sullivan Foundation Award and also received the Campbell Wachter Award from The Santa Fe Opera. Other prestigious awards include 1st Prize in both the Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing Vocal Competition and the Opera Birmingham Competition. She has been a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in both the North Carolina District and the Arizona District, in which she went on to place 3rd at the Western Region Finals. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from organizations such as The Jensen Foundation, Orpheus Vocal Competition, Young Patronesses of the Opera, Opera Guild of Dayton, and the Partners for the Arts.
Ms. Martin completed her studies at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree under the instruction of Patricia Stiles and world-renowned soprano, Carol Vaness. Ms. Martin is a native of Greensboro, NC.