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Rebecca Martin (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Saigon, Wietnam

The American mezzo, Rebecca Martin, was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Initially she studied piano before beginning a course in singing at Goshen College, Indiana USA. While still studying she won the First Prize in a Young Artists Competition (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and First Prize in the Indiana Music Teachersí Association Competition.

From 1991 to 1994 Rebecca Martin sang with the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich. During this time she continued her studies with Julia Faulkner (Bavarian State Opera, Munich / Wiener Staatsoper), Professor Hanna Ludwig in Salzburg and Karin Mitzscherling in Dresden.

Beginning in 1995 and ending in the summer of 1999, Rebecca Martin was a principal-ensemble member of the Anhalt Theatre in Dessau, appearing in operas such as Anna Bolena (Donizetti), La Traviata, I due Foscari, and Otello (Verdi). Her interpretation of Cenerentola in Rossiniís opera of the same name was highly praised, and she also attracted considerable attention in the role of the child in LíEnfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel). From the 1999-2000 season onwards, she will sing with the Nuremberg Opera.

Her concert repertoire includes all the popular oratorios by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Mendelssohn. She has regularly performed both J.S. Bachís St John Passion (BWV 245) and Mozartís Requiem in the Herkulesaal (Münchner Residenz). Along with members of the Bamberger Symphoniker, she organised the first Prom concert in their newly-opened Philharmonie. In addition she works frequently with the Thomanerchor (Leipzig).

Rebecca Martin also likes to perform less famous pieces of music. She sang a selection of folksongs by Luciano Berio in a live MDR broadcast made from the Anhalt Theatre. She performed alongside the Ensemble United Berlin with the same programme in the Berliner Konzerthaus.

Source: Liner notes to Rondeau CD ROP-2007 (Cantatas BWV 34, BWV 93 & BWV 100, conducted by Beringer, 2000)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Karl Friedrich Beringer


BWV 34, BWV 48, BWV 78 [1st, Video], BWV 78 [2nd], BWV 93, BWV 100
BWV 243, BWV 248/1-3 [3rd]

Georg Christoph Biller


Radio: BWV 11

Martin Lehmann


BWV 248/4-6

Links to other Sites

GC Graduate Rebecca Martin performs at annual music gala

Rebecca Martin - mezzosopran (Nurenberg Opera) [German]

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