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Press:

“...Valerie St. Martin’s velvety voice is a delight to listen to...”

— Edinburgh News

“...beautiful Marcellina of Valerie Saint Martin...”

— Le Quotidien de Paris



“...a superb Carmen with a warm generous voice ideal for the role...”

— Nouvelles Hauts de Seine

Biography

Valérie Saint Martin, born in Paris, France, is a French harpist and opera singer with a mezzo soprano voice range based in Santa Barbara, California.

She has sung roles in French, Italian and English. Roles performed include Carmen, Dido (Purcell), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Marcellina (Le Nozze), Mercedes (Carmen) and Flora (La Traviata)

As a recitalist her concert repertoire includes De Falla, Schumann, Wagner, Berlioz, Duparc, Poulenc and Debussy. She has given recitals in France notably at the International Music Festival of the Côte d' Emeraude and in London at Wilton’s Music Hall, St Olave's and St James, Piccadilly.

She made her professional debut in the chorus of the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, working with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Simon Rattle and Antonio Pappano.

Valerie St Martin studied with the British Bass Malcolm King and coaches Rita Loving and Janine Reiss.

She holds Gold Medals in Vocal, Chamber Music and Harp Performance.