Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
Cody Martin is quickly becoming known as an important talent in the world of opera. He joined Des Moines Metro Opera for the 2016 season, coaching members of the Apprentice Artist Program and working on productions of Falstaff and Orphée et Eurydice. He returns to Arizona Opera in the fall for his second season as a Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist, where he will work on the music staff for productions of Rusalka, Madama Butterfly, Riders of the Purple Sage (world premiere), and Cinderella.
Cody also worked with Virginia Opera in the 2014/15 season as Emerging Artist Apprentice Coach, where he was the music director for two touring educational outreach shows and the cover pianist for La traviata. He was on the music staff of the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center for three seasons, working as an assistant conductor and coach for productions of The Ballad of Baby Doe, Così fan tutte, Rigoletto, Sweeney Todd, Don Giovanni, and Albert Herring.
An avid proponent of new opera, Cody has worked on multiple premieres, including a 2014 workshop of Robert Aldridge’s Sister Carrie and the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! at Brevard Music Center; as well as a regional premiere of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs at Florida State University.
Cody holds degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University, where his teachers included Valerie Trujillo (piano), Stephen Brown (piano), and Douglas Fisher (conducting).