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Martins Smaukstelis

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Martins is a tenor trained in Royal Academy of Music in London and has extensive experience in opera and pop music.
Singer (tenor)

Martins Smaukstelis is a Latvian born tenor who completed his Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Neil Mackie and Jonathan Papp. He was awarded a full entrance scholarship, which was made possible by Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship. He had the opportunity to sing in public masterclasses with Dennis O’Neill at the Academy and Roger Vignoles at the Leeds Lieder Festival 2017. Martins sang the role of the Distiller in Royal Academy Opera’s production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera May Night and sang in the chorus for Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Handel's Ariodante. Recently Martins made his debut as Egisto in Cavalli's L'Egisto with HGO and will be returning in November as Basilio in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. He also performed the roles of Lucano, Soldier 1 and Littore for New Opera Singapore production of Monteverdi's L’incoronazione di Poppea. In September Martins will sing in Grimeborn Festival 2021 as Adrian in Hopes and fears, Debussy's music with new arrangement and libretto in English with The Opera Makers. As a part of Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes he performed various roles including Ferrando from Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Prunier from Puccini’s La Rondine and Nemorino from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Martins was an understudy for the role of Bergerac in Offenbach's Vert-Vert in Garsington Opera, as well as being in the chorus for Rossini’s Maometto II, Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail. He has also sung for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in their productions of Donizetti’s Poliuto, Bizet’s Carmen, Janacek’s Cunning little vixen and Wagner’s Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and for Wexford Festival Opera in their Cherubini’s Medea and Foroni’s Margherita. Martins also has a busy concert life and is appearing in oratorio performances all around the UK. Past performances include Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Mozart’s Coronation mass with the Buckingham Choral Society. Martins is also generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Drake Calleja Trust and Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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Sam .
4 years ago, for a Church service in Bloomsbury Way
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5 out of 5

Martins was a true professional when he joined the choir of St George's, Bloomsbury to sing the tenor solos in Mozart's Requiem. The congregation very much enjoyed his rendition.

Matt G
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Upper Windrush
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5 out of 5

Martin sang two songs at our wedding ceremony, and after he finished there was not a dry eye in the house ! His voice resonated with everyone and added so much to an already emotional occasion. We got compliments from so many guests, most of whom asked for Martin’s details for their own future events. I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Martin, as he was a consummate professional, easy to communicate with, and he learned and performed two requested songs perfectly. Thank you Martin for being such an integral part of our very special day. Matt

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Martins' Song list

Go lovely rose - R.Quilter
The poets life - E.Elgar
Sailors song - J.Haydn
As ever I saw - P.Warlock
O Waly, Waly - C.Sharp
But sooner Jordans stream I swear - G.F.Handel
Comfort ye, Every valley (Messiah) - G.F.Handel
If with all your hearts (Elijah) - G.F.Handel
Shepherd, what art thou pursuing (Acis and Galatea) - G.F.Handel
Thus when the sun (Samson) - G.F.Handel
Total eclipse (Samson) - G.F.Handel
Here I stand (Rakes progress) - I.Stravinsky
Vaga luna che inargenti - V.Bellini
Malinconia, Ninfa gentile - V.Bellini
Amarilli, mia bella - G.Caccini
Vittoria, vittoria - G.Carissimi
Ombra mai fu (Xerxes) - G.F.Handel
Caro mio ben - T.Giordani
O cessate di piagarmi - A.Scarlatti
Nina - Anonymous
A vucchella - F.P.Tosti
Ideale - F.P.Tosti
Il pescatore canta - F.P.Tosti
No t’amo piu - F.P.Tosti
Panis Angelicus - C.Franck
Dalla sua pace (Don Giovanni) - W.A.Mozart
La mia letizia infondere (I lombardi) - G.Verdi
Lunge da lei, De miei bollenti spiriti (La Traviata) - G.Verdi
O del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Elena) - C.W.Gluck
Parigi e la citta dei desideri (La Rondine) - G.Puccini
Quanto è bella (L’elisir d’amore) - G.Donizetti
Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore) - G.Donizetti
O Colombina (Pagliacci) - R.Leoncavallo
Mein schöner Stern - R.Schumann
Im wunderschönen Monat May - R.Schumann
Aus meinen Tränen spriessen - R.Schumann
Die Rose, die Lillie, die Taube - R.Schumann
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ - R.Schumann
Ich will meine Seele tauchen - R.Schumann
Im Rhein, im Heiligen Strome - R.Schumann
Ich grolle nicht - R.Schumann
Abendlied - R.Schumann
Ständchen - F.Schubert
Am Feierabent - F.Schubert
Zueignung - R.Strauss
Die Nacht - R.Strauss
Allerseelen - R.Strauss
Dein blaues Auge - J.Brahms
Gesegnet sei - H.Wolf
Venetianisches Gondellied - F.Mendelssohn
Konstanze! O wie ängstlich (Entführung aus dem Serail) - W.A.Mozart
Ach so fromm (Martha) - F.Flotow
In Mohrenland (Entführung aus dem Serail) - W.A.Mozart
Romance - C.Debussy
Les cloches - C.Debussy
Chanson triste - H.Duparc
Extase - H.Duparc
Le Colibri - E.Chausson
Noël - A.Adam
Pourquoi me réveiller (Werther) - J.Massanet
Vainement (Le Roy d’Ys) - E.Lalo
Den li tsarit - P.I.Tchaikovsky
Otchevo? - P.I.Tchaikovsky
Poshadi ja molu - S.Rachmaninov
Sirenj - S.Rachmaninov
Son - S.Rachmaninov
Ja lublju vas Olga (Eugene Onegin) - P.I.Tchaikovsky
Kuda kuda (Eugene Onegin) - P.I.Tchaikovsky
Pesna pevca za scenoi (Rafael) - A.Arensky
Trike’s aria (Eugene Onegin) - P.I.Tchaikovsky
Aizver actiņas un smaidi - J.Vītols
Aizver actiņas un smaidi - E.Dārziņš
Brīnos - A.Kalniņš
Ir tikai nakts - R.Jermaks
Jaunībai - E.Dārziņš
Komponistam - A.Žilinskis
Nakts - J.Lūsēns
Pa putnu ceļu - A.Jērums
Pūti pūti ziemelīti - R.Jermaks
Rezignācija - E.Dārziņš
Spaniesu romance - E.Dārziņš
Teici to stundu, to brīdi - E.Dārziņš
Vēl tu rozes plūc - E.Dārziņš
Sirds kā uguns (Zelta zirgs) - A.Žilinskis
Ak tu tētiņ -(Zelta zirgs) A.Žilinskis

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glyndebourne Festival Opera Garsington Festival Opera Wexford Festival Opera St Martins in the Fields, London Buckingham Parish Church St James’s Church, London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Enrico Caruso Luciano Pavarotti Mario Lanza Jussi Bjorling Mario del Monako
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