The Italo-Austrian baritone Andrea Martin studied at the Vienna Music University. After a brief intermezzo as a member of the Opera Studio of the Vienna State Opera, he pursued his musical training at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
In addition, he also took part in a series of master classes with internationally renowned artists such as Hans Hotter, Giuseppe Taddei and Walter Berry.
In 1982 he made his highly acclaimed stage debut as Corrado in Donizetti's "Maria de Rudenz" at Venice's Teatro La Fenice. This soon brought him further engagements at other prestigious opera houses in Italy, including the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Teatro Bellini Catania, Teatro Verdi Trieste and Teatro Massimo Palermo.
As an internationally sought-after baritone, Andrea Martin has since guested at many European opera houses and in leading concert halls such as the Teatro San Carlos Lisbon, Teatre de Liceu, the Théatre de Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Prague National Theatre, the Musikverein and Kon erthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Megaron in Athens or the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
Moreover, he has made repeated appearances in high-profile baritone roles at prominent music festivals such as the opera festivals in Ravenna and Macerata, the Vienna Festival, the Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto, the May Festival in Wiesbaden and the Tyrol Festival.
In addition to his busy opera and concert agenda in Europe, Martin - an avowed cosmopolite - has also undertaken a series of tours to North and South America, Japan and Taiwan. He has worked with distinguished conductors among whom Georges Pretre, Gabriele Ferro, Alberto Zedda, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Antonello Allemandi, Leopold Hager, Marko Letonja, Gustav Kuhn, Alain Lombard and Eliahu Inbal are the best known.
Andrea Martin is admired by audiences around the world not only for his robust and highly colourful baritone voice, but also for his extraordinary stage presence and interpretive verve.
Beyond all considerations of vocal type, he delights his audiences both in the German and Italian repertoires, and is in international demand equally as a stylistically pure Mozart interpreter and in the great Verdi roles such as Rigoletto, Falstaff (Vienna Volksoper), Macbeth, Nabucco, Simone Boccanegra.
Martin is an acclaimed Wagner and Strauss singer, too, and his preferred roles in this domain are Alberich, the Duke in "Guntram" (Teatro Bellini Catania, 2005) and the music teacher in "Ariadne auf Naxos". Among the most recent highlights of his career are, next to concert tours to Caracas and Guatemala, new productions of "Götterdämmerung" at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, "Ariadne auf Naxos" at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Manfred Trojahn's "Enrico" at the Opernhaus Graz.
Andrea Martin has also taken part in many television and radio broadcasts and already has a number of highly admired CDs to his credit, including Wagner's entire "Ring" cycle as well as some rarely performed operas by Keiser, Salieri and Donizetti.