Martin Luther Clark


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Martin Luther Clark is sponsored by the Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.David and Janet Fox, and Richard O. Ryan.

Second-year Ryan Opera Center tenor Martin Luther Clark recently completed his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, receiving a master’s degree in opera. His performances there included the roles of First Sailor/Dido and Aeneas, Tobias Ragg/Sweeney Todd, and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni. Also on the East Coast he sang in concert with Russian Opera Workshop both Vaudemont/Iolanta and King Charles/The Maid of Orleans during their 2019 summer season. A year earlier, he was heard as an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera and as tenor soloist at the Library of Congress, where he sang both published and unpublished works of Leonard Bernstein as part of the centennial celebration of the composer’s birth. Other appearances include Lyric Opera of Kansas City as a Resident Artist, University of North Texas Opera in numerous roles and galas, The Dallas Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Opera in Concert, Opera North, and Wolf Trap Opera.

For Lyric’s 2020/21 virtual programming, Clark performed in Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter, Creating The Factotum, Sole e Amore, Magical Music Around the World, and Rising Stars in Concert.

In 2021/22 with the company, he sings in Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars and performs First Armored Man/The Magic Flute and Adult William and Chicken Plucker/Fire Shut Up in My Bones.