Martin Shalita, D.M.A. ‘07

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A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Martin Shalita began his professional career with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany in the Winter of 2008. Highlights from his seasons there 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 debuted 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. In 2015 after transitioning into the lirico-spinto repertoire, 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 Lt. Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and in 2017 made his debut as Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot as well as his debut as Edwin in Kálmán’s Die Csárdásfürstin with Staatstheater Cottbus. As of August 2018, he is a fixed ensemble member of Staatstheater Cottbus where is scheduled to debut Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer.