-"Sergio Martinez was another understudy who went on Tuesday as Zuniga and had a preternatural command in the role.. "
As Don Alfonso in Mozart´s Cosi fan Tutte. -The Opera Next Door-
-"El encargado de Don Basilio fue Sergio Martínez quien hizo una excelente recreación de la famosa aria de La calumnia. "
-"Martinez possesses a bass voice of cavernous resonance and carrying power."
Sergio Martínez is a Bass from Colombia, praised nationally and internationally for his expansive and warm bass voice and stage charisma. In 2014, at 23 years of age, Martinez was selected for the main role of “El Loco” for the international premiere of Muerte Accidental de un Anarquista, a new opera by Colombian composer Jorge Pinzón. Martinez’s most recent performances include roles like Enrico in Anna Bolena, Don Alfonso in Così fan Tutte, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Colline in La Bohème, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Ogre in El Gato con Botas by Xavier Montsalvatge and Meneses in the Cuban zarzuela Cecilia Valdés. Some of these roles were performed in the most prestigious theaters in Colombia.
In 2020 Martinez graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, during his time in Illinois Martinez performed several roles and was the recipient of the Stotler Fellowship, the Golden Lyre and the Sara de Mundo Lo award. In the summer of that same year, Martinez was part of the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival to which he will be returning in the summer of 2022. At the beginning of 2021, Martinez composed, produced, and performed his first opera in four acts ¡Dime!, with libretto by Bailey Merlin. Currently, Martinez is pursuing an MMA at Yale University.