Lucia di Lammermoor - Santa Fe 2017
Photo: Ken Howard
Stephen Martin has enjoyed operatic engagements spanning throughout Italy, China, and the United States with roles including Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème, Hoffmann in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Da Xing in Jin Xiang’s The Savage Land, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Casey in Ricki Ian Gordan’s The Grapes of Wrath, Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He also created the role of Ray "Cracker" Schalk in the 2019 world premiere of Joel Puckett's "The Fix". He has performed with companies such as The Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera in the Rock, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Motor City Brass Band, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Symphony, and others. He served for two years as Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Central Arkansas until realizing that his calling was in church music ministry. He now serves as Director of Worship Arts at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, Michigan.