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CharlesMartin

Bass-baritone

Charles Martin is an American Bass-baritone with expertise in classical music and an emerging focus on Wagnerian works. He will be performing the role of King Mark in Tristan und Isolde with Tundi Productions in August of 2019 and has previously performed the role of Hunding in Die Walkure. Mr. Martin has performed regionally in leading roles as Achilla in Handel's Giulio Cesare with Upstate Chamber Opera, Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto with Capital Concert Opera, Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute and Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen both with Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre. Of his Sarastro critic Gail Burns of Berkshire on Stage reviewed, "He reeks of strength and righteousness in all the best ways." Mr. Martin has performed locally as the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah with Columbia Festival Orchestra and in Haydn's "Lord Nelson" Mass with Maverick Concerts and with Concerts in the Village of which John Paul Keeler of the Register-Star said, "Bass Charles Martin had fine resonance not unlike Kim Borg in Elgar’s ‘Gerontius’.” Mr. Martin is a proud founding member of The 3 Baritones, a Chicago based vocal trio whose performances involve works of opera, oratorio, art song, musical theatre, and American song.