Originally from Plymouth, Michigan, soprano Mary Martin currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where she works as an Assistant Professor of Voice at DePauw University. Known for her “brilliantly clear, highly refined soprano voice,” Mary has performed as a soloist in concert work with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, and Livingston Symphony Orchestra among others. Some favorite concert roles include Hanne in Haydn’s The Seasons and the soprano solos in Carmina Burana, The Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Faure’s Requiem.
An active performer on the opera stage as well, recent credits include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Alice (Falstaff), the Governess (Turn of the Screw), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Bea (Three Decembers), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Nannetta (Falstaff), the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), and Despina (Cosi fan tutte). Mary has performed with Central City Opera Company, South Bend Lyric Opera, Arbor Opera Theater, the Janiec Opera Company, New York Opera Exchange, Opera MODO, and Motor City Lyric Opera. Mary earned her BM and MM degrees from the University of Michigan, where she had the honor of singing the Star-Spangled Banner for President Obama in the Michigan Football Stadium. With Detroit Opera, Mary has performed as an outreach performer in many concerts, and as a chorister. Through Detroit Opera she also directs Operetta Remix, a summer program for high schoolers. A doctoral student of voice at Indiana University, Mary studies with Carol Vaness. At IU, she worked as an Associate Instructor for three years, and was also the two-time recipient of the prestigious Sarah Joan Tuccelli-Gilbert Memorial Fellowship.
When she’s not singing or teaching, you can find Mary hanging out with her rescue dog Andy. Find out more at marymartinsings.com and on Instagram @marymartinsings.