Martina Myskohlid is a Canadian coloratura mezzo-soprano with an adventurous spirit and the drive to fulfill and international career. She recently graduated with honours from Yale University, earning the Master of Music degree.
This well-travelled mezzo has crossed Canada coast-to-coast, participating in the intensive Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, Alberta, and Wendy Nielsen’s Vocal Techniques Workshop in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. Venturing through Europe after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto allowed Martina to fully immerse herself in a variety of cultural customs as well as participate in countertenor Michael Chance’s SienAgosto summer intensive program in Siena, Italy. These experiences further developed her desire to perform internationally.
A spontaneous risk taker who brings a fresh and unique point of view to the stage, Martina’s recent credits include the role of Paula in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas with Yale Opera, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte with Toronto Lyric Opera Centre, Elmire in Mechem’s Tartuffe with Opera NUOVA, and scene performances in part of the Yale Opera Scenes performances, which include the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Béatrice in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.
Martina is equally dedicated to performing at the highest level outside of opera. She was recently featured as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in Waterbury, Connecticut and premiered the work Sanctus per soprano, controtenore, flauto e clarinetto, by French-Canadian composer Francis Patrick Ubertelli in Toronto. Her background in musical theatre also fostered her love for Broadway, which she studied for six years before turning to opera.
In the 2021 season, Martina was awarded the Encouragement Award in the Metropolitan Opera National Competition and performed in the Yale Opera Duets and Yale Scenes Showcase. Upon graduating from Yale, she was awarded the David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize, given to an outstanding singer at the Yale School of Music.