ROLES PERFORMED (SELECTED)
Escamillo in CARMEN - Intimate Opera of Pasadena
Masetto in DON GIOVANNI - Opera Pacific
Belcore in L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Opera in the Raw) -  Opera Pacific
Fiorello in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini) -  Opera Pacific
Mandarin in TURANDOT (concert)-  Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Elder Ott in SUSANNAH - Opera Pacific
Dottore Grenvil in LA TRAVIATA - Bakersfield Symphony (touring)
Morales in CARMEN - Center Stage Opera

Soloist in BILLY BUDD - Los Angeles Opera
Commissionare in LA TRAVIATA - Opera Pacific
Carciere in TOSCA  - Opera Pacific
Carciere in TOSCA (concert)-  Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Doganiere in LA BOHEME -  Opera Pacific
Papageno in THE MAGIC FLUTE - CSU, Fullerton

SOLO RECITAL (SELECTED)
DOVER BEACH – Barber California Quartet
L.A. PERSPECTIVES – Tommasini California Connections Series
FÜNF LIEDER – Korngold Pacific Symphony / California Connections Series
FOUR AMERICAN INDIAN SONGS-Cadman Eclectic Orange Arts Festival
FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS – Vaughn Williams Viva Voce Series,  Orange County, CA

ORATORIO/CONCERT (SELECTED)
Soloist - EIN DEUTCHES REQUIEM - Brahms...Bakersfield Symphony

Soloist  - REQUIEM-Fauré... Pacific Chorale
Reciter  - ODE TO NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE-Schoenberg... YMF Debut Orchestra
Soloist  - FANTASIA ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS – V. Williams... Pacific Chorale
Soloist  - LES NOCES-Stravinsky ...Les Grande Ballet Canadien de Montréal
Soloist  - NINTH SYMPHONY – Beethoven... Bakersfield & Beach Cities Symphonies
Soloist  - AMERICAN SONGS - Copland ...La Mirada Symphony
Soloist  - OPERA UNDER THE STARS (concert)... Opera Pacific
Soloist  - MISA TANGO-Bacalov ...Pacific Chorale
Jesus  - PASSION OF ST. JOHN-Pärt... Eclectic Orange Festival
Soloist  - CHORAL FANTASIE–Beethoven ...Los Angeles Philharmonic  and Pacific Symphony
Soloist  - FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS-Vaughn Williams... Pacific Symphony
Soloist  - MASS in G–Schubert ...Distinguished Concerts International-New York
Soloist  - TE DEUM - Dvorak ...Bakersfield Symphony
Soloist  - VESPERAE DE SOLEMNE-Mozart ...Pacific Chorale
Soloist  - REQUIEM-Howells ...Pacific Chorale
Soloist  - DONNA NOBIS PACEM-Vaughn Williams... Pacific Youth Symphony
Soloist  - CAMINA BURANA-Orff ...Long Beach Camarata and Idyllwild Music Arts Festival
Soloist  - MESSIAH-Handel ...Long Beach Camarata

RECORDINGS (SELECTED)
SWEET HARMONY (soloist) Pacific Chorale
NOCTURNE (soloist)
SHENANDOAH (soloist)
HEARTLAND (Frank) Opera’s Original Cast Recording

PRESS (SELECTED)
-“Baritone James Martin Schaefer limned (his) solos with eloquent feeling.”  - (Fauré Requiem) Timothy Mangan, The Orange County Register, April 18, 2011

-“Baritone James Martin Schaefer almost stole the show. He had no trouble with the drunken abbot, or the falsetto, or anything else. (Carmina Burana)” – Jim Ruggirello, Gazzette Newspapers, Nov. 17, 2010

-“James Martin Schaefer's imposing baritone was perfect for his solos (Messiah)” – Jim Ruggirello, Gazzette Newspapers, Dec. 23, 2009

-“James Martin Schaefer’s Escamillo won over the audience immediately with his clear and full voice. His dashing bravado and outstanding vocal technique made an understandable target for Carmen’s attention, and the sparks between them were obvious.” – Theodore Bell, Culture Spot LA—May 20, 2009

-“James Martin Schaefer was a solid Masetto.” – Chris Pasles, The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2007

-“James Martin Schaefer displays a rich, sinewy baritone as Masetto.” –Timothy Mangan, The Orange County Register, January 19, 2007

-“Belcore, the blustery soldier, was well-sung by James Martin Schaefer, confident, boisterous, powerful.”  --Peter Lefevre, The Orange County Register, March 23, 2006

-“Baritone James Martin Schaefer put across the whole elegiac, sentimental set with such sweetness and affection that no one could have objected (Cadman Four Songs)” – Timothy Mangan, The Orange County Register, April 22, 2002

TRAINING
Education/Training
BA -Music Education - California State University, Fullerton

Member of O.P.E.R.A.: Opera Pacific Ensemble of Resident Artists, Opera Pacific​

email: jamesmschaefer@gmail.com

phone: 714-310-8890