Being an actor is something that emanates from the latent desire that all children have until they are domesticated. It is the desire to be many people at the same time, a desire that is truncated because later they educate you to be a single person
With this quote from Fernando Fernán-Gomez (1921) I understand the true essence of my profession. I understand my voice as part of a whole. It is the deepest way I know to feel alive, to vibrate. Through singing, my voice is my instrument and part of my body. I feel it is an extension of my soul.
In the theatre, I’ve learned that when you like to sing what you sing and feel is simple for you, you can always communicate. I don’t understand the act of singing without the dramatic aspect, without a total expression, without a full communication. I feel that the importance of this communication elevates the song to “pure theatre”. And in my case, building characters is the most beautiful thing about opera; to give as many faces and details as possible. This creative ability is the driving force of my work.
Spanish Soprano Estibaliz Martyn was born in Madrid in 1993. Currently 25 years old, she began her studies in Piano and Classical & Contemporary dance when she was four years old. She began to study acting techniques and theatrical interpretation three years later. At 18, she completed her piano studies at the Conservatory “Montserrat Caballé” in Arganda del Rey (Madrid) and was admitted to the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid, where she began to study classical singing with teachers Carmen Rodríguez-Aragón and Ana Fernaud. At 21 she was admitted to the German high school: Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar (Thuringia) where she graduated with honors and highest marks. Curious, by nature, she studies not only classical music but has explored different styles such as Jazz, Musical Theater or song as well. In Spain she developed her studies in Speech Level Singing and Voice Craft with vocal coach José María Sepúlveda.
She completed her acting training in the Juan Carlos Corazza Studio for actors and at the TAI Arts and Entertainment University School (Madrid) while at the same time completing a Degree in Literature and Modern Languages at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Similarly, in Germany she continued her university studies at the Bauhaus- University Weimar. Between 2015 and 2016 she studied a Master’s degree in “Operngesang und Musiktheater” with the baritone Siegfried Gohritz and the teacher Sabine Lahm (Thuringia, Germany). She was admitted to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (United Kingdom) -Summer Course 2016 London MasterClasses – with Norma Fisher (artistic director of LMC), Nelly Miricioiu and Benjamin Zander. In August – September2016 she was admitted in Actors Studio New York – Training in Drama and she also trains in Madrid with Cornelius Horgan. In August 2017 she was admitted to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, UK in London and likewise, she participates in London Bel Canto Festival with Ken Querns (artistic director of LBCF), Bruce Ford and Nelly Miricioiu. She holds a Masters in Pathology of the Voice/ Specialization in Rehabilitation and Improvement of Professional voice spoken and sung at Medicine Faculty of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). She attended several courses in Sociology of Education, Educational Psychology and Coaching for Teachers at Rey Juan Carlos University and Camilo José Cela University (Madrid).
She has received master classes from Christopher Geitz (CinemaRoom Madrid Acting Studio), Alain Vigneau, Claudio Naranjo, Andrés Neumann, Nacha Guevara, Christa Ludwig, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Dussek, Roman Trekel, Wolfram Rieger, Reri Grist, Nathalie Dessay, Dolora Zajick, Ileana Cotrubas, Dalton Baldwin, Catherine Foster, Helmut Deutsch and Juan Diego Flórez.
She is winner in different national and international competitions as Villa de Colmenar Viejo (10Edition), Int.Sing. Competition Un Futuro deARTE (Medinaceli), Compétition de l’Opéra” (Bucharest, Romania), POA- Paris Opera Awards 2015, AAESCM Prize 2015 Final degree, Winner in XXXIV Int. Sing.Competition “Ciudad de Logroño”, 1ST Prize in the XXVII Competition Jeunesses Musicales de Madrid/ Altamar Capital Partners (May 2016). In July 2017/ May 2018 she was awarded for the second and third consecutive year obtaining the 1ST Prize in the XXVIII / XXIX Competition Jeunesses Musicales of Madrid. Winner in the XIII Luis Mariano Int. Sing. Competition (Irún), 1st Finalist in XIV Certamen Nuevas Voces ‘Ciudad de Sevilla’ and 1st Finalist in IV Int. Sing. Competition Ópera de Tenerife (Tenerife Island). She is nominated for Best Main Actress in the Musical Theater Awards (Spain 2017 – 10 Edition). She is Finalist (Final Round) in Neue Stimmen 2017 International Singing Competition, Gütersloh – Germany. 1st Finalist in IV Concorso Internazionale di Canto di Portofino 2018 (Italy), Winner of the V International Singing Competition A Future of Art 2018 (Medinaceli) for the second consecutive year and Winner 2nd Prize in I Int. Sing. Competition “Ciudad de Albacete” 2018.
She has worked in Teatro Real de Madrid on several occasions. She works in Italy with Signora Cristina Mazzavillani-Muti, Maestro Riccardo Muti and Vladimir Ovodok with Trilogia d´Autunno in Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna (Nov 2017) and Teatro Municipale di Piacenza (Oct 2018). She has worked in Teatro Español de Madrid, at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid (last production: 24H lying, Maestro Fco. Alonso), in Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid (Soprano Solo). She performed Andi (Die Omama im Apfelbaum – Elizabeth Naske), Frau Pearce (Pygmalion – My fair Lady) in Rudolstadt Theater (Germany). Likewise, she premiered different roles as Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach), Gilda (Rigoletto, Verdi), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute, Mozart), Ofelia (Hamlet, A.Thomas), Nannetta (Falstaff, Verdi) and Linda (Linda di Chamounix, Donizetti) in Weimar (National Theater Studio and Belvedere Studio HFM Weimar, Germany) between the years 2014-2016. She has performed in venues such as the Carole Nash Room & Concert Hall RNCM in Manchester, National Liberal Club in London, Fashion Art Center in New York, Cadogan Hall in London, Berlanga Hall in Madrid, Alzira National Theater, National Auditorium “Joaquín Rodrigo” (Las Rozas), National Giner Theater (Valencia), Manuel de Falla Hall (Madrid), Teatro Calderón de Madrid, Apolo Theater (Barcelona) and Gaudí Theater (Barcelona).
In 2013 she participated in the second edition of the Television Contest ´The Voice – Spain´. Between the years 2015- 2016 she works in 6 Sisters – a film for Spanish Television (TvE1) doing the “operatic voice” vocal dubbing of the lyrical singing (protagonist actress). As a model, she has worked with the designer Maria Clé Leal (Mercedes Benz Fashion Talent Prize), Nuit Blanche Haute Couture (Gold Thimble Award of fashion 2014), María LaFuente (Cibeles footbridge Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid 2016) and Klara Guillén.
From September 2016, she played Doña Inés de Ulloa, the main character in the World Premiere of Don Juan Tenorio, a Musical to blood and Fire, based on the famous work of José Zorrilla: Don Juan Tenorio (Theater of Light Philips Gran Via) Spain.
ESTÍBALIZ MARTYN plays the main role of MINA (MAIN CHARACTER) in the VLAD Musical, composed and produced by Plácido Domingo and Plácido Domingo Jr. From December 2018, she will make the World Premiere and Tour in Spain.
In addition to dedicating her life to Theater and Music, she experiences a growing attraction for the world of Cinema and Literature. Though her mother tongue is Spanish, she also speaks English and Italian fluently, and has a good knowledge in German, French and Russian.
UPDATED: DECEMBER 2018
TRAINING AND AWARDS
VLAD, Plácido Domingo Jr.
Role: MINA MURRAY
7 JUNE 2019
La Almudena Cathedral
Concert with PLÁCIDO DOMINGO in honor of Santa María la Real de la Almudena. Dir. Jordi Bernàcer. Orchestra and Chorus Filarmonía de Madrid
1, 8, 14, 21, 22 JUNE 2019 – “Yo, Claudio” Opera / Robert Graves in: Roman Theater of MÉRIDA / Euskalduna Palace of BILBAO / National Music Auditorium of MADRID (Symphonic Hall) / Miguel Délibes Auditorium VALLADOLID / and Auditorium of ZARAGOZA.
Main role: MESSALINA / MEDULINA / LIVIA. Adaptation of the two novels by Robert Graves (I Claudio and Claudio the God and his wife Messalina) to a trilogy. Composer: Igor Escudero. WORLD PREMIER.
April 20, 2019 – Religious Music Week of Cuenca, Spain. Theater-Auditorium of Cuenca, Spain. 58 Edition SMR Cuenca
ESTIBALIZ MARTYN, Soprano. PLURALENSEMBLE / FABIÁN PANISELLO, titular director and composer. NACHO DE PAZ, guest director. Works – World Premier-: – Meister Eckhart, Tristan Tzara: Mystical Song, by Fabián Panisello (premiere, commissioned by the SMR) – L’éclat des ténèbres, Alexander Radvilovich (St.Petersburg Festival).
April 15, 2019 Week of Religious Music in Cuenca, Spain. Theater- Auditorium of Cuenca, Spain. 58 Edition SMR Cuenca
Inaugural concert with Cristóbal Soler (Artistic Director), Culture Councilor and Mayor of Cuenca. 17: 30h / Estíbaliz Martyn (Soprano) accompanied by Ignasi Jordá (key and organ).
9 Oct – December 2018
Mina – Principal Role.
VLAD (PLÁCIDO DOMINGO)
TOURNÉE SPAIN: Madrid, Málaga, Cadiz, Ávila, Salamanca. MINA (MAIN ROLE) – Bram Stoker Novel (Dracula) – Prod. Plácido Domingo
30 Sept- 8 October 2018 (ITALY)
Teatro Municipale Piacenza (Italy)
PAGLIACCI, R. Leoncavallo
14 September 2018 (NEW YORK, EEUU)
7:30 P.M. – Fashion Art Center New York
Soprano Estibaliz Martyn – Gala Concert. Presentation “Share Illusion” Spain Talents. Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Klara Guillen Fashion Designer, NEW YORK.
21 August 2018 (LONDON, UK)
Cadogan Hall. London Bel Canto Festival with Soprano Aprile Millo
Recital/ Soprano Concert
21 May – 14 July 2018
Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid
Dir. Carlos Aragón/ Jesús Castejón
PAGLIACCI, R. Leoncavallo
12 April 2018 (BERLIN, GERMANY) BKA Theater, Berlin (Germany)
Recital SOPRANO Solo. Pianist: Noemi Martyn
- S. Rachmaninov - Zdes' horosho S. Rachmaninov - How nice it is here 1:56
- Franz Liszt, Die Lorelei (Ich weiss nicht) Franz Liszt, Lieder S.273 6:31
- A. Thomas - Chanson Pâle et Blonde, Hamlet Ophélie - Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas 1:15
- L. Bernstein - Glitter and be gay, Candide Leonard Bernstein 0:57
- R. Strauss - Morgen Richard Strauss, Lieder op.27, nº4 3:54
- W. A. Mozart - Laudate Dominum W. A. Mozart 3:57
- I want to be a Prima Donna (I), Victor Herbert Victor Herbert, Song 0:41
- I want to be a Prima Donna (II), Victor Herbert Victor Herbert, Song 0:43
- Frank Wildhorn - A new Alice, Alice in Wonderland Musical Alice Musical - Frank Wildhorn 1:30
- Stephen Sondheim - One more kiss, Follies Musical Follies Musical, Stephen Sondheim 2:31
- A. Thomas, Hamlet - Des larmes de la Nuit (Ophélie) Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas 2:29
- Tan Incentiva Pintura, Don Juan Tenorio Musical Dúo Doña Inés de Ulla - Don Juan 1:27
- Andrew Lloyd Webber - Love never dies Andrew Lloyd Webber 1:09
Culture writing, LA VANGUARDIA. "The second prize, worth 2,000 euros, went to the soprano Estíbaliz Martyn from Madrid"
Read the full story: https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/madrid/20180811/451287712908/cuatro-jovenes-talentos-de-la-opera-premiados-en-festival-lirico-medinaceli.html </ blockquote>AUGUST 2018 - LA VANGUARDIA. Estíbaliz Martyn awarded at the International Singing Contest "A Future of ARTE" that brings together the Medinaceli Opera Festival and the ARTE Foundation...
Arturo Reverter, THE REASON. "Well the soprano Estibaliz Martyn as Totó, who exhibited, above the written, her clean highs" TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA, MADRID
Typical musical comedy with much of classic magazine, although with developed argument, this work is a mechanism of enredo to the use, with misunderstandings, impersonations, cheats and jokes. Literary base -of Francisco Ramos Carrión and Joaquín Gasa- on which Francisco Alonso knew how to link some light pentagrams, with an easy melody. </ Blockquote>JULY 2018 - La Razón: Estíbaliz Martyn "To the sound of the dance"
Elena Barrios, THE REASON. "Plácido F. Domingo's new musical lands in the Spanish capital. "VLAD" is the romantic story of a vampire based on the characters of Dracula, in the style of Les Miserables and "The Phantom of the Opera". Plácido F., as a composer of all music, has contributed to the adaptation and production of the show. " In the act of presentation the soprano Estibaliz Martyn sang along with the son of the legendary tenor Plácido Domingo.
MAY 2018 - - THE REASON. Estibaliz Martyn stars VLAD with Plácido Domingo
Juan Antonio Llorente, Scherzo Magazine, November 2017. Ravenna, Alighieri Theater, "Il pagliacci". "Pagliacci's great success: Nedda, responding to one more bet by the director Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, Madrid-born soprano Estíbaliz Martyn -in June she makes her debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela-, which, comfortable in the screening, enlarges the voice, magnified from the first aria for his coloratura record was won by an audience that generously recognized his work at the end of the evening. "
Read the full review: http://scherzo.es/content/cr%C3%ADtica-al-it%C3%A1lico-modo
NOVEMBER 2017 - SCHERZO "The Nedda of Estíbaliz Martyn won the public". Alighieri Theater of Ravenna (Italy).
Carmen García, Cadena Ser October 2017. Madrid "Musical: Don Juan" "The musical work 'Don Juan' has made the lyrical singer and actress Estíbaliz Martyn, a young man who descends from the taranconera region, triumph on the Gran Vía Madrileña On October 6, the world premiere of this musical took place, in which Martyn is one of the protagonists with the role of 'Doña Inés', a candid woman with great inner strength who surprised the audience by her spectacular voice and putting scene. "
Read the full story: http://cadenaser.com/emisora/2016/10/10/radio_tarancon/1476089829_499589.html
October 2016: Estíbaliz Martyn shines in the Gran Via Madrileña with the Musical Don Juan.
"Despite her youth, she is almost a veteran on different fronts, the light-lyric soprano Estíbaliz Martyn is light, easy, penetrating, luminous and always more lucid in the upper octave, she controls the air with skill and has no problem chopped notes, with firmness in coloratura, acts with aplomb and knows how to differentiate very well states of mind. To all this we must add the heart and personal grace".
Arturo Reverter, Diario Lírico 8 July 2017. Madrid, Concert JJMM Awards 2017.
"With mirroring brilliance and timbral equality, the soprano Estíbaliz Martyn plays a wonderful Doña Inés de Ulloa at the world premiere of Don Juan Tenorio, which will take to the stage soon in Mexico City as an opening to the new theater that is being built for the The premiere of this event, even with its sweetness, shows an impudence to the drama and consolidates with its interpretation a great character that shines on stage".
Regina Navarro, newspaper El Mundo (October 7, 2016, Madrid). Work: Don Juan Tenorio. Protagonist: Doña Inés de Ulloa, Gran Via Theater in Madrid
"... but the most juicy musically are the two duos of operatic packaging and the voice and interpretation of Estíbaliz Martyn that close the first act, a melodic line prevails close to the recitative and with a good voice and powerful voice and well-stamped. with a clear diction and an excellent diction, the character of Estíbaliz Martyn is at the height of great productions, highlighting his youth, he has a great promising future ".
Javier Vallejo, Culture El País (10 October 2016, Madrid). Paper: Doña Inés; Work: Don Juan Tenorio.
"The operatic ambition of the commitment and the passionate devotion of his interpreter Estíbaliz Martyn stands out, this Don Juan is a musical with all of the law and nothing has to envy the franchises that we can see in the same Gran Vía just arrived from Broadway"
Julio Bravo, Diario ABC. Abc.es Culture / Theaters. (Philips Gran Vía Theater of Light. October 7, 2016, Madrid).
"Estíbaliz Martyn demonstrates her great background as a singer and a special mention is necessary for her because of her great stage presence, beautiful voice and intelligent interpretation, qualities that make her work shine brightly.It is also fair to mention her fantastic technique of lyrical singing. It offered a very solid interpretation, of a character of certain vocal difficulties and that requires a voice with a big and easy treble, so that it works in all its extension.Your character is very accomplished at all levels getting the necessary degree of candidness without falling in the melifluo, and perfectly supported in his vocal work ".
Jonathan Fernández, From La Platea - Cultural Awareness. (Don Juan Tenorio World Premiere, Madrid, October 6, 2016)
"In the world premiere of this musical in which Estíbaliz Martyn is one of the protagonists with the role of" Doña Inés ", a candid woman with great inner strength that surprises the audience by her spectacular voice and staging"
Paula Olvera , The magic of a classic (M, 11 October 2016 - Madrid)
"... The complicity of both actors illuminates the darkness of the room and together they are able to relive the adventures and passions of these two famous characters of Spanish Literature, although the freshness and voice of Estíbaliz Martyn as one of the artists should be highlighted. The most revealing of this country At the end of the premiere we could see that it is received with special affection by the public ".
Jose Germán Martínez Paneque (Broadway World Spain, Communication to Scene / November 21, 2016, Madrid)
"Estíbaliz Martyn, beautiful and portentous actress makes the play a great show due to her portentous lyrical voice, her wit and her sweetness"
Antonio Gil, Godot Performing Arts Magazine (November 3, 2016 / Work Don Juan Tenorio, Teatro de la Light Philips Gran Vía de Madrid)
"... where we saw a very young Doña Inés de Ulloa shine in Madrid's Gran Vía. Her sweetness and candor are already given and are the strong point and the essence of the show highlighting her portentous voice and her sharp easy".
Daily 20 minutes (Carles Rull, Analysis and Opinion, October 7, 2016 - Madrid, Work: Don Juan Tenorio, Character Protagonist Doña Inés de Ulloa / Teatro Gran Via, Madrid)
"With only 20 years premiered at the Teatro Español in Madrid, it is well deserved to highlight his brilliant performance and his well placed voice with an extraordinary diction"
Guillermo Nazara Reverter, First Row Magazine ("Where the Nightingale Looks When a Branch Cracks" Character Protagonist: Maria, March 2013, Teatro Español de Madrid / Holy portrait of Gabriel and Maria in 6 days that make 7 with the glorious epilogue as an Autosacramental).
Music is the heart of life: love speaks through it; without it there is no possible good; and with it everything is beautiful.