Composer Opera Role
V. Bellini La Sonnambula Lisa
A. Copland The Tender Land Beth
J. Dove Flight Controller
G. Donizetti La fille du régiment Marie
A. Dvořák Rusalka 1. Elf
E. Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Gretel, Sand/Taumännchen
C. Kingsland The Firebringers Rainbow Crow
J. Massenet Werther Sophie
G. C. Menotti The Last Savage Kitty
W. A. Mozart The Impresario Ms. Silverpeal
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Blonde
Die Zauberflöte Papagena
G. B. Pergolesi La serve padrona Serpina
H. Purcell Dido and Aeneas Belinda (cover), 1. Hexe
J. Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld Eurydike
G. Rossini Il barbiere di siviglia Rosina
Il barbiere di siviglia Berta
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Zerbinetta
G. P. Telemann Pimpione Vespetta
R. Wagner Götterdämmerung Woglinde

*not yet sung on stage
Solo performance:
A.Honneger “Le Roi David”.
Vaughan Williams “Dona Nobis Pacem”.
J.S Bach “St John Passion”
W.A.Mozart “Exultate, Jubilate”.
Gonçalo Lorenzo “From the ashes (Oratorio)”
W.A.Mozart “C minor mass, Kyrie”
G.Mahler “Symphony No.4”
J.S.Bach “Wachet auf”
J.S.Bach “Herr, deine Augen”
Jan Dismas Zalenka “Miserere in C Minor”


Martha Eason

In 2020/21 soprano Martha Eason continues her engagement as an ensemble member at the Oldenburg State Theater, where she will debut the role of Norina in Don Pasquale and as a soprano soloist in multiple orchestra concerts at the theater.

In 2019/20 Martha debuted the roles of First Witch (Dido and Aeneas), Woglinde (Götterdämmerung), Lisa (La sonnambula), First Wood Sprite (Rusalka), Eurydike (Orpheus in the Underworld), as well as Gretel and Sand/Taumännchen (Hänsel und Gretel) in her ongoing engagement as a member of the ensemble at Oldenburgische Staatstheater.

Her roles in 2018-19 included Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Theater Münster and Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Komische Oper Berlin. The American soprano made her company debut on tour with the Komische Oper Berlin in November 2017, when she sang Papagena at the Opéra-Comique Paris in Barrie Kosky's and 1927's brilliant and much-traveled staging of Die Zauberflöte.

Martha has been based in Europe since 2017 and made her role debut as Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos with the Berlin Opera Group in April 2017. She covered the role of Ophelia in the world premiere of Brett Dean's Hamlet at the Glyndebourne Festival, appearing both in the summer 2017 festival and the fall touring production.

The young artist studied voice at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and graduated in 2015. She also starred in a number of productions at the Indiana University Opera Theater, where her leading roles included Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2015), Kitty in Menotti's The Last Savage (2015), and Sophie in Massenet's Werther (2013). She was a 2015 member of the young artists program at Opera North in New Hampshire, where performed the roles of Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Beth in Copland’s The Tender Land. She returned to Opera North in 2016, when she was cast in the leading role of Marie in La fille du régiment.

Martha has competed in several singing competitions and was a finalist in the The Brava! James Collier Competition in San Francisco as well as a semi-finalist in the Washington International Competition in 2016.


October 24, 2019

Martha Eason makes her debut as Eurydike in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld at the Oldenburgische Staatstheater

Soprano Martha Eason makes her debut as Eurydike in the revival of Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. The show begins this Tuesday October 29th at 20:00.

Conducted by: Felix Pätzold

Stage Direction by: Felix Schrödinger

Additional Performances:

November 10., December 21., 31., January 15., February 1., March 4.

October 16, 2019

Sooyeon Lee and Martha Eason debut as Amina and Lisa in La Sonnambula at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

High coloratura soprano Sooyeon Lee and lyric soprano Martha Eason will make their respective debuts tomorrow evening October 18th as Amina and Lisa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula at the Oldenburgishes Staatstheater.

Sooyeon Lee was recently a finalist representing her home country of South Korea in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in June 2019 and received glowing reviews for her performance as Lucia last season at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.

Martha Eason is beginning her second season as a member of the […]

March 18, 2019

Martha Eason debuts as Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking in Oldenburg

Soprano Martha Eason will make her debut singing Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie’s Modern Opera Dead Man Walking at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater this Saturday March 23rd!
Conducted by: Carlos Vázquez/ Felix Pätzold, Stage Direction by: Olivia Fuchs
Additional Performances on April 7th, and 28th, May 7th, 24th, and 29th, and June 15th, 22nd, and 25th

January 30, 2019

Martha Eason debuts as Gilda in Oldenburg!

This Friday, February 1st, Martha Eason will make her debut as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater!
Stage Director: Annabelle Köhler, Conductors: Vito Cristofaro, Carlos Vázquez
Additional Performance on February 28th