Shalita, Martin - Tenor

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R. Wagner - Erik's Kavatine (Der Fliegende Holländer)
Shalita, MartinTenor
Shalita, MartinTenor
Shalita, MartinTenor
Shalita, MartinTenor
Shalita, MartinTenor
Shalita, MartinTenor


A native of Miami, Florida, Martin Shalita holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami.
Among his recent engagements is his debut as Radames in Verdi’s Aida as a member of a touring production throughout Germany in 2024.
Dr. Shalita began his professional career with Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Highlights from these seasons include Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La cenerentola as well as roles in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, Don Carlos, Moses und Aron, Fidelio, and Il tabarro. Subsequently, he was engaged with Theater Koblenz for four seasons, where he gained public and critical acclaim for his performances of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Offenbach’s Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck, Araquil in La Navarraise by Massenet, Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer by R. Wagner, Paolino in Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa, Ivan in Shostakovich’s Nos, and Admeto in Gluck’s Alceste. He also performed Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story and Magaldi in Webber’s Evita, both in-house and on the ancient fortress of Ehrenbreitstein in open-air performances.
In 2015, he performed Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon with Theater Nordhausen and Dr. Siedler in Bantzky’s Im Weissen Rössl with the Schlossfestspiele Zwingenberg, as well as Ismaele in Nabucco by Verdi with Opera Classica in Buc, France.
In 2016, Dr. Shalita returned to Buc, France to make his debut as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and in 2017 made his debut as Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot with Staatstheater Cottbus.
Dr. Shalita returned to Staatstheater Cottbus in 2018 to make his debut as Edwin in Kálmán’s Die Csárdásfürstin and in 2019 as Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer.
The singer has worked with conductors, such as Celso Antunes, Jan Schumacher, Danilo Tepsa, Marco Boemi, John Fiore, Andreas Stoehr, Enrico Delamboye, Markus Frank, Evan Christ, Karsten Huschke, Daniel Raiskin, Wen-Pin Chien, Leslie Suganandarajah, Christopher Bruckman, Alexander Merzyn, Johannes Zurl, Ivo Hentschel, Robert Reimer, Robert Shaw, Robert Summer, James Bass, Robert Jindra, Christian Möbius, and Michael Ellis Ingram; and with stage directors, such as Cordula Däuper, Markus Dietze, Waltraut Lehne, Philipp Kochheim, Matthias Schönefeld, Thomas Weber-Schallauer, Martin Schüler, Gabriele Wiesmüller, Toni Burkhardt, Pet Halmen, Gianfranco De Bosio, Christoph Nel, Anja Niklich, Jasmina Hadziahmeovic, Rita Schneider, and Rian van Holland.
Dr. Shalita is also an established concert artist, having performed as a soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Bartók’s Cantata Profana with the Internationale Bach Akademie in Stuttgart.