Australian Soprano Narelle Martinez dedicates her time to training young singers for an Operatic career. Director of the successful Bel Canto Summer Voice Program from 2010 to 2019. Where over 100 voice students were mentored by Ms Martinez and her faculty . She has guided young singers and encouraged them to follow their dreams to a career in opera. Please visit our Alumni page.
Ms Martinez began her vocal studied in Sydney Australian with mezzo Maree Ryan and by twenty - one was studying in Paris with renowned voice teacher Dominique Modesti. She pursed advanced opera studies with Gabriel Pisani in Milan and with Vladimiro Badiagli.
Ms Martinez has sung major roles including numerous performances of Mimi in La Boheme, Micaela in Carmen, the Contessa in The Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, as well as the roles of Tosca and Madama Butterfly. She has appeared on Italian televion and has been interviewed on CBC radio Canada. In 1990 she was chosen to sing by the Artistic Director of the Arena di Verona to open the season in Anona Italy.
She made her Toronto debut in the title role of Catherine of Aragon in Saint - Saen's Henry VIII and Donizetti's maria Padilla with Opera in Concert. In addition was was a frequent guest artist at the Niagra International Chamber Festival.
Between 1997 and 2004 Ms Martinez was the Artistic Director of Calyx Concerts and founder and director of the Bel Canto Summer Voice Program, an intensive summer voice program for young singers who were aspiring to enter the professional theatre world.