Martins Smaukstelis is a Latvian born tenor currently based in London. He obtained his musical education in London at the Royal Academy of Music. His performance experience includes companies such as Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Garsington Opera, Grange Festival, New Opera Singapore and Wexford Festival Opera among others.
Martins is very happy to return to HGO where he previously performed as Don Basilio/Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro and the title role in Cavalli’s L’Egisto. He also sang the role of Adrian in Hopes and Fears as part of Grimeborn Festival 21 with The Opera Makers. Most recently he created the role of Ignacio at the Tete-a-Tete festival in E. Lamberts opera The Burning Question. His other roles include Lucano from L’incoronazione di Poppea, Distiller in May Night and Prince in Viardot’s Cendrillon. Future engagements include tours with Rogue Opera and The Merry Opera.
During his studies Martins has been greatly supported by Josephine Baker Trust, Drake Calleja Trust and Countess of Munster Musical Trust.