James Martin Schaefer, baritone
Baritone James Martin Schaefer has an active performing career throughout the United States. He has received wide acclaim in such operatic roles as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Belcore in Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Elder Ott in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and as Fiorello in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other operatic credits for Mr. Schaefer include The Mandarin in Puccini’s Turandot, and The Jailer in Puccini’s Tosca, including Maestro John Mauceri’s final appearance conducting opera as Director of Music of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Dottore Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata. He has performed in numerous productions with Los Angeles Opera including Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, Lohengrin, and Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and he was a member of Opera Pacific’s O.P.E.R.A. artist program.
Baritone James Martin Schaefer has an active performing career throughout the United States and beyond. Recent performances include baritone soloist for the Pacific Chorale’s Paris Tour, singing the baritone solos for the Faure and Durufle Requiem, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony Number Nine and Choral Fantasie, Arnold Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte with The Debut Orchestra, Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Les Noces, performed with Les Grande Ballet Canadien de Montreal and Erich Korngold’s song cycle, Fünf Lieder, in concert recital for the Pacific Symphony.
Mr. Schaefer has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade! Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale, the Long Beach Symphony, Les Grande Ballet Canadiens de Montreal, Opera San Luis Obispo, Distinguished Concerts International, New York, The Young Musician’s Fund Debut Orchestra, The California Quartet, Opera Pacific, the Bakersfield Symphony, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, and the Long Beach Camerata.