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, the Kronprinz in Puts’ Silent Night, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and 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, Conway Symphony Orchestra, and others. Stephen has twice won the East Tennessee District Metropolitan Opera Competition and won an Encouragement Award at the Mid-South Regional Metropolitan Opera competition. He was a grand finalist in the Rochester International Voice Competition, a semi-finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, Opera Index Competiton, Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition, and Birmingham Opera competitions, and won the Charlotte Ruppel Memorial Voice Competition.
Stephen holds degrees in Voice Performance and Music Theory Pedagogy from Michigan State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Central Arkansas.