Michaela Martens

Michaela Martens

Vocalists — Mezzo-Soprano

“Michaela Martens was the highlight of the performance, first as an authoritative figure, later a horribly shattered Küsterin. Vocally powerful, she pushes vocal boundaries and lives the vibrant music of Janáček with every fiber of her being.” —Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"I believe it is fair to say that...Martens gave off more of an erotic persona. Martens’s [voice] is a melting mezzo (and she is also fine on her top notes.) Combining her charisma with the orchestra’s voluptuous tones, the result was a hotter overall performance." —The Opera Critic

“…the most searing performance comes from Michaela Martens as Mrs. Klinghoffer. Her moving final aria gives a sense of what might have been had Adams chosen to write a more traditional opera.” —WhatsOnStage.com


The Boston Globe hails Michaela Martens for her "dense, color-saturated voice" and declares: "She is a passionate and sympathetic vocal actress." Ms. Martens is fast becoming known for her portrayals of some of the most difficult dramatic mezzo-soprano roles in the repertoire. In the 2007-2008 season, she made a triumphant last minute debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as die Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten, a role she repeated for the Oper Graz in a new production by the critically acclaimed director Marco Marelli. . . .

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