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Praised by Opera News as “vocally charismatic” and possessing a “golden tenor,” Martin Bakari has performed to great acclaim a wide range of opera, art song, oratorio, musical theatre, jazz, baroque, contemporary, and chamber works in important music venues throughout the US and abroad. Martin Bakari trained at Juillliard, Tanglewood and the Boston University Opera Institute and his recent and upcoming engagements include appearances with Virginia Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Carolina, Palm Beach Opera, Metropolitan Opera Educational Outreach, American Opera Projects, Little Opera Theatre of NY, Opera North, the Kennedy Center, the New Hampshire Philharmonic, Salem Philharmonic, and Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestras, and performances of Porgy and Bess at Dresden Semperoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsches Theater München, Alte Oper Frankfurt, and the Kölner Philharmonie.

In addition to his rôles in operas by Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart, Britten, Offenbach, Gounod, Gershwin, Sullivan, and Strauss, Martin Bakari is a champion of new music and has sung in premières and important performances of works by composers including William Bolcom, David Lang, John Harbison, Wynton Marsalis, Daniel Sonenberg, and Grigory Smirnov. Recent and upcoming recording projects include David Lang’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Beth Morrison Projects/Cantaloupe Music) and Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass (Blue Engine Records/Sony). A passionate voice teacher and music educator, Bakari is a proud recipient of Juilliard’s Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship and works as a teaching artist for the Metropolitan Opera.

Role: Classical Artist 
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