Martins Smaukstelis Tenor

Biography

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 RimskyKorsakov’s opera May Night and sang in the chorus for Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Handel's Ariodante.

Recently Martins performed the roles of Lucano, Soldier 1 and Littore for New Opera Singapore production of L’incoronazione di Poppea.

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.

Events

'Medea' and 'Margherita'

Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland
19 October 2017 - 5 November 2017

Recital with soprano Victoria Songwei Li

Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore
14 August 2017

L'incoronazione di Poppea by C. Monteverdi - Soldier 1, Lucano, Littoree

New Opera, Singapore
29, 30 July 2017

Solo recital, piano - Julia Sinani

Rudolf Steiner House, London
1 June 2017

Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes: Donizetti - "Lelisir d'amore'', Nemorino

23 April 2017

Leeds Lieder Festival masterclass with Roger Vignoles

Rudolf Steiner House, London
9, 10 March 2017

Performance at the Latvian Embassy in London, piano - Ieva Caune

Latvian Embassy, London
9 February 2017

Solo recital at Catthorpe Manor (Straumeni), piano - Julia Sinani

Catthorpe Manor, London
7 February 2017

Celebration of Latvian National Day

Westminster Cathedral Hall, London
19 November 2016

'The Cunning Little Vixen' by Janacek

Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes
June, July 2016

'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg' by Wagner

Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes
May, June 2016

'Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Gala Concert with Glyndebourne chorus

Royal Festival Hall, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London
23 April 2016

Rimsky - Korsakov 'May Night' with Royal Academy Opera - Distiller

P3 University of Westminster 35-100 Marylebone Rd, London
8, 11 March 2016

Solo parts for Mozart requiem and Coronation mass with Juliann Mann and Buckingham Choral Society

Buckingham Parish Church London
5 December 2015

Solo parts for Mozart requiem with Chris Walker

Benson Choral Society at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire
28 November 2015

Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty Opera Scenes: Puccini 'La Rondine' Act I - Prunier

St. James's Church, Sussex Gardens, London
19, 20 November 2015

XI Latvijas skolu jaunatnes dziesmu un deju svetku pieminas koncerts (XI Latvian youth song and dance festival, memorial concert)

Riga, Latvia
6 July 2015

'Poliuto' by Donizetti

Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes
May, June, July 2015

'Carmen' by Bizet

Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes
May, June, July 2015

Solo parts for Mozart Requiem with Ealing Common Choir

St Matthew's Church
29 March 2015

Solo parts for Mozart Requiem with Joyful Company of Singers

St Martin in the Fields
27 March 2015

Solo parts for Mozart Requiem with Cranford Choral Society

St Mary's Church, Cholsey
21 March 2015

Choral concert, To include Schubert mass in G and Mozarts Dixit et Magnificat KV193

St Thomas' Church, Lymington, Hampshire
6 December 2014

'Young Baltic Talent concert in Royal Academy of Music. To include peaces by A.Zilinskis, E.Darzins and A.Kalnins

St Thomas' Church, Lymington, Hampshire
9 November 2014

Recital together with Monta Martinsone (soprano) and Goda Stanionyte (piano)

St Peters Church, Riga, Latvia
26 July 2014

L. van Beethoven - Fidelio

Garsington Opera, Wormsley
June, July 2014

Jacques Offenbach - Vert-Vert

Garsington Opera, Wormsley
June, July 2014

Latvian composer recital with pianist Ieva Caune

Holywell Music Room, Oxford
17 May 2014

G.F. Handel - Ariodante with Royal Academy Opera

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London
March, 2014

G.F. Handel - Messiah (part 1) with South Hampton High School

St Peters Church, London
December, 2013

'Young Baltic Talent Concert'

Royal Academy of Music, London
December, 2013