One of Australia’s rising vocal talents, Martin Buckingham has appeared with Opera Australia as a principal artist, playing Rodolfo in La Boheme and Alfredo in La Traviata in 2013, and in Madama Butterfly and again in La Boheme in 2014. In 2012, Martin appeared in Opera Australia’s inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
On the concert platform, Martin has performed in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.
Martin has appeared in the Edinburgh and Sydney Festivals and performed as soloist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Youth Orchestra, The Australian Opera-Ballet Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, Oz Opera, Pacific Opera, Newcastle Festival Opera, Australian Youth Opera, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and The Australian Tenors.
Martin began his studies as an actor and on the Music Theatre stage, with degrees from the Australian Institute of Music and Charles Sturt University. During more than 4 years with the chorus of Opera Australia, Martin appeared in over 40 productions, covering and performing some 13 assorted solo roles.
His awards include the City of Sydney Eisteddfod Award for Operatic Tenor Voice and a Helpmann Scholarship from the Sydney Opera Studio in both 2006 & 2007. He was sponsored by Pacific Opera in 2006.
View Martin’s online profile.