• “His sound was sizable and memorable, his phrasing sculpted and sensitive, and his stage presence striking even in the moments when he wasn’t singing.”
    Palm Beach ArtsPaper
  • “Nusspaumer was excellent throughout, virile and showcasing a heroic tenor with clarion top notes. His voice soaring thrillingly over the large chorus in massed ensembles.”
    South Florida Classical Review
  • “Astonishing, his presence enthralled the audience in almost an embarrassment of pleasure.”
    Charleston Today
  • “Beautiful and passionate singing. The audience, on fire, stood to cheer.”
    El País

As Arrigo in Battaglia di Legnano with Sarasota Opera

Biography

One of the outstanding singers of his generation, Martin Nusspaumer “possesses star potential, with a tenor reminiscent of Domingo. His control of diction and intonation, phrasing, and deeply emotional delivery is stunning.” “Nusspaumer’s singing was excellent throughout, virile and showcasing a heroic tenor with clarion top notes.” South Florida Classical Review

Other major publications as Newsweek, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Arts Paper, ArtBurstMiami and Sinfonica Magazine have written about his “creamy, cultivated lyric tenor which has ring and strength at the top, easily riding over the full orchestra and chorus.” “He is a handsome man in a big-star way, which made his performance even more persuasive.” “Nusspaumer melted hearts with his honey-coated lyric tenor voice.” “His effortless high notes and full, mature color make him a heartbreaking lead.” “Without a doubt, both scenically and musically, his portrayal of Don Ottavio was the best of the night.”

Nusspaumer has been soloist among others with the Miami Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, Ankara’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the Odessa Philharmonic, Orchestra Firenze, the Philharmonic of Montevideo, the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra in such diverse works as Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Handel’s Messiah, Bruckner’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Martin received an Artist Diploma from the School of the Arts in Charleston, graduated from the Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program and was a finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition and the Southern Region Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera.

He has sung major roles in “La Traviata”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Luisa Fernanda” “Eugene Onegin”, “Don Giovanni”, “Thais”, “Nabucco”, “Falstaff”, “L’Elisir d’Amore”. Last season he appeared as Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Arrigo in Verdi’s “La battaglia di Legnano” with Sarasota Opera. Highlights from this season included Lensky in “Eugene Onegin” with the Florida Grand Opera.

Next season Martin will offer recitals throughout the United States, appear as soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and will be featured as Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly” with the Vero Beach Opera and as the Poet in “L’ultima gavotta” by Cesar Cortinas at the National Auditorium in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Mr. Nusspaumer lives in South Florida with his wife, the distinguished soprano Maria Antunez and their daughter Amelia.

Reviews

Reviews

by Robert Croan

“The evening’s most impressive vocalism came from bright-voiced tenor Martín Nusspaumer as Lensky. His sound was sizable and memorable, his phrasing sculpted and sensitive, and his stage presence striking even in the moments when he wasn’t singing. His aria, “Kuda, kuda,” brought out layers of meaning and shades of color, from subtle pianos to ringing high notes – the evening’s musical and dramatic high point.”

by Robert CroanPalm Beach ArtsPaper
by Lawrence A. Johnson

“Martin Nusspaumer made a striking impression as Arrigo. The handsome Uruguayan cut a dashing figure that belied the fact that the Veronese warrior is something of a wuss–threatening suicide when he learns Lida has married Rolando and constantly wallowing in self-pity. Nusspaumer’s singing was excellent throughout, virile and showcasing a heroic tenor with clarion top notes. Nusspaumer’s voice soaring thrillingly over the large chorus in massed ensembles.”

by Lawrence A. JohnsonSouth Florida Classical Review
by Dorothy Hindman

“Nusspaumer’s tenor is more than big enough to fill Pinkerton’s shoes. His effortless high notes and full, mature color make him a heartbreaking lead. Pinkerton, like so many young men, arrogantly lives in the moment without regard for the future. Often he is characterized simply as an irredeemable cad, but Nusspaumer maximizes any likability that Puccini embeds in the character. In “Dovunque al mondo,” Nusspaumer’s attractive, fit, patriotic Pinkerton is appealing, his shallowness minimized by his youth.”

by Dorothy HindmanMiami Herald
by Fernando Landeros

“…tenor Martín Nusspaumer was able to effortlessly portray Pinkerton’s dramatic progression. His voice painted the character’s facets with distinct color palettes, sounding chauvinistic as he brags about his romantic conquests in “Dovunque al mundo,” then tenderly infatuated in the love duet, and finally remorseful in “Addio fiorito asil” after realizing Cio-Cio San still loves him.”

by Fernando LanderosArtBurst
by Jeff Haller

“Lensky is one of the really big tenor roles; to pull it off effectively, he must be a powerfully voiced singer who can easily float his notes yet at the same time whole heartedly express his passion for his fiancé. In previous roles at Florida Grand Opera, Martín Nusspaumer gave this company a Pinkerton of tremendous dimension and a Nicias (Thaїs) of surprisingly startling depth. So it comes as no surprise that he takes both the drama and vocal demands of Lensky to levels we rarely find.”

by Jeff HallerConcertoNet.com

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