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The american tenor Jeff Martin has established himself as a most versatile performer on the operatic, as well as the concert stage. His command of languages and diversified repertoire have earned him success in a multitude of genres, from Bachs Passions to operas of the twentieth century.

After completing his studies in Princeton and Cincinnati, Jeff Martin began his european career in Germany, where he continues to build an ambitiously varied repertoire. He has performed in many important opera and concert halls including Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatsoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opéra de Lyon, Oper Köln, Opera National du Rhin Strasbourg, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Notre Dame Paris, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Theater Dortmund, and Nationaltheater Mannheim.

In collaboration with conductors such as, Friedemann Layer, Christoph Prick, John Nelson, Hans Wallat, Arthur Fagan, Constantinos Carydis, and Daniel Klajner, Jeff Martin has enjoyed great success with his interpretations of the Mozart roles Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando Cosi fan Tutte, Ottavio Don Giovanni, in addition to Mime and Loge Der Ring des Nibelungen, David Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Baron Kronthal Der Wildschütz, Herodes Salome, Hauptmann Wozzeck, and Evangelist Matthäus-Passion.

He sang in the Tchaikovsky-Cycle of Opéra de Lyon, directed by Peter Stein and conducted by Kirill Petrenko and In 2011 he sang the Astrologer in a new production of The Golden Cockerel at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow under Vassily Sinaisky.

Last season he sang Siegfried in the Ring-Saga an adapted version of Wagners Ring des Nibelungen by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick in a European tour, Valzacchi Der Rosenkavalier at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the title role in Weber´s Oberon in Münster. He just sang Weinbergs chamber opera Mazltov! at the Konzerthaus Berlin as well as a revival of the Ring-Saga at the Teatro Reggio Emilia. Future engagements include Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Opéra de Montpellier and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège in 2013 and further performances of Der Rosenkavalier at the Bolshoi Theatre.