Jesse Martins

CONDUCTOR, PIANIST

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Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
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Jesse Martins

(He/him/his) Conductor, pianist, and voice coach Jesse Martins has extensive experience working with all types of singers from children to seasoned professionals. Since joining Sarasota Opera in 2011, he conducted Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for the 2019 Winter Festival, served as Chorus Master & Head of the Apprentice Program for the 2020 Winter Festival; conductor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the 2021 Spring Season; and will be conducting Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment for the 2022 Winter Festival.

Sarasota Opera
Youth Opera Music Director & Music Administrator, 2011-present
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
MA Collaborative Piano & Graduate Assistant , 2010-2011
Opera Factory
Assistant Music Director, 2008-2010
New Zealand Opera
Chorus Repetiteur (Jenufa), 2008
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
BMus (Piano Performance), 2004-2008
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Schedule

La fille du régime...
Conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2022


La Scala di Seta
Cover Conductor

Sarasota Opera, September to November, 2021

Dido and Aeneas
Conductor

Sarasota Opera, March to May, 2021

La Serva Padrona
Cover Conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2021

La Wally
Cover conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2020

2020 Winter Season...
Director of the Apprent...

Sarasota Opera, December, 2020

Die Zauberflöte
Conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2019

Tiefland
Cover Conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2018

L’italiana in Alge...
Cover conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2017

Rootabaga Country ...
Conductor (world premie...

Sarasota Opera, September to November, 2017

The Secret World o...
Conductor (U.S. premier...

Sarasota Opera, September to November, 2016

Le nozze di Figaro
Cover conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2015

I’ll barbiere di S...
Cover conductor

Sarasota Opera, December, 2014

Biography

Jesse Martins is a conductor, pianist, and voice coach who has extensive experience working with all types of singers from children to seasoned professionals.

Since joining the music staff of Sarasota Opera in 2011, he has been integrally involved in all aspects of the company’s musicmaking. He conducted Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for the 2019 Winter Festival, served as Chorus Master & Head of the Apprentice Program for the 2020 Winter Festival; conductor of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the 2021 Spring Festival; and he will be conducting Donizetti’s La fille du régiment for the 2022 Winter Festival.

As Youth Opera Music Director for Sarasota Opera since 2011, Maestro Martins has conducted the world premiere of Rachel J. Peters’ Rootabga Country, the U.S. premiere of Dean Burry’s The Secret World of OG, Britten’s The Little Sweep, Dean Burry’s The Hobbit, Krása’s Brundibár and was the associate conductor for the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. In collaboration with Martha Collins he co-wrote and conducted 2 works for the Sarasota Youth Opera Raise Up Your Voice – Intolerance Through The Voices of Children, and Let’s Put on an Opera. As part of the music staff Martins was the cover conductor for Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and L’italiana in Algeri, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Eugene D’Albert’s Tiefland, Catalani’s La Wally, and Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona.

He has worked extensively as a coach in his native Brazil, New Zealand, and now the Sarasota Opera and area.
“For me the outstanding performance of the evening was from Youth Opera Conductor Jesse Martins, in a brilliant debut. For several years now, he has coached the youth opera and conducted its annual productions, but this is his first production with the main company. Never overbalancing the singers, he both led and accompanied them beautifully with a good understanding of Mozart’s style, never missing a cue in a score rife with pitfalls for any conductor. Let’s hope he receives other such opportunities in the future.” Edward Alley
— YourObserver