Douglas Martin, Pianist
Event: 10 Year Gala, Decade of Opera Favorites
Douglas Martin just lead a concert of Beethoven Lieder, Opera Excerpts, and Chamber Music at the Hungarian House in New York City, and in Amaghanssett, Long Island; with friends and colleagues from the Libero Canto School in New York City.
This past May Mr. Martin conducted 8 performances of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera for Amore Opera - founded 10 years ago as a memorial to Tony Amato: the hardest working, and perhaps one of the most underestimated conductor/stage director/opera producers in recent memory.Ballo marks Martin’s 8th consecutive year with Amore Opera.
Other highlights of Maestro Martin’s association with Nathan Hull - stage director and head of Amore Opera include: The American Staged premiere of Donizetti’s La Zingara (The Gyspy); and a gala which included the noted international stars: Aprile Millo, Francisco Casanova, and Nicholas Tamagna (counter tenor).
Mr. Martin just joined a personal hero of his - Eve Queler - for her 25th annual fundraiser for The White Church in Blandford, MA July 13, 2019. The incomparable operatic trailblazer with over 100 performances at Carnegie Hall, has just published a book called “A View from the Podium”.
After a Performer’s Certificate in piano from SUNY at Fredonia, Mr. Martin received a Master’s in Piano Performance from Indiana University, while serving as a Fellowship Instructor in the noted Opera Department.
A move to New York City with his partner Bill Clarke - Set Designer; led to a Fellowship Instructor position with the American Opera Center of the Juilliard School 1983-6.
Since then, Mr Martin has had associations with opera companies in Europe, Mexico, and throughout the United States as a pianist, coach, and conductor - including 5 summer seasons with the Santa Fe Opera, and 100 performances as of one of the conductors of Baz Luhrmann’s 2002 production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Broadway Theater in New York City, the Ahmanson Theater is Los Angeles, and the Curran Theater in San Francisco.