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Martina Myskohlid is a Canadian mezzo-soprano currently pursuing a Masters of Music at the Yale University under the tutelage of Doris Yarick-Cross. In the 2020 season, Martina performed the role of Paula in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas with Yale Opera, as well as the featured Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in Waterbury, Connecticut. Since being at Yale, she has performed the role of Cherubino from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Béatrice in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, both of which were part of the Yale Opera Fall Scenes performances. In the 2018-19 season, Martina sang the role of Despina in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte with Toronto Lyric Opera Centre and Elmire in Mechem’s Tartuffe with Opera NUOVA. Martina is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music where she received her Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance under the tutelage of soprano, Monica Whicher.
Aside from Martina’s “at-home” feeling on the operatic stage, she is equally as passionate about art song, oratorio, recital, and contemporary music. In March 2019, Martina premiered a work called Sanctus per soprano, controtenore, flauto e clarinetto, by French-Canadian composer Francis Patrick Ubertelli in Toronto, Canada. She made her debut with Opera Atelier that same season, singing Chorus in Mozart’s Idomeneo.
In the summer of 2018, Martina attended countertenor Michael Chance’s SienAgosto summer intensive program in Siena, Italy.
Previous role and professional development experiences include Martina's performance of the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience at Opera NUOVA Summer Intensive in 2017, and in both summers of 2016 and 2017, her attendance at the Vocal Techniques Workshop in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick directed by Wendy Nielsen.
Martina began her classical music training in high school after several years of Music Theatre training. She is a graduate of the arts-academic high school, Etobicoke School of the Arts, where she majored in Music Theatre, gaining experience as a “triple threat” singer, dancer, and actor. She is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music Phil and Eli Taylor Academy for Young Artists, a program that provides advanced young classical musicians with exceptional mentorship and unique performance opportunities.