Conductor Cody Martin

WORKS CONDUCTED
As One (Kaminsky)
Carousel (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)
H.M.S. Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Man of La Mancha (Leigh)
María de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla)
Three Decembers (Heggie)
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
WORKS PREPARED/COACHED
Arizona Lady (Kalman)
The Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
La bohème (Puccini)
Carmen (Bizet)
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
Falstaff (Verdi)
A Little Night Music (Sondheim)
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck)
Riders of the Purple Sage (Bohmler)
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
Rusalka (Dvořák)
Il trovatore (Verdi)

American conductor Cody Martin was recently named Music Director at Pensacola Opera, where he was previously the Director of Education and Director of the Artists in Residence Program since 2017.  During the 2023-24 season, he leads a production of Lucia di Lammermoor and serves as associate conductor and chorus director for Die Fledermaus, in addition to continuing his work with the company’s nationally respected Jan Miller Studio Artist Program. He also appears as guest conductor for Florida State Opera‘s The Cunning Little Vixen. Recent seasons have seen Cody leading productions of CarouselDie ZauberflöteDon GiovanniAs OneFlorencia en el AmazonasMan of La Mancha and María de Buenos Aires in Pensacola, in addition to various concert appearances. He made his debut with Fargo-Moorhead Opera conducting Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers in 2019.

Cody was on the music staff of Des Moines Metro Opera for three seasons, most recently serving as associate conductor for Rusalka. He previously worked on productions of A Little Night MusicOrphée et Eurydice, and Falstaff in Des Moines. He was also on the music staff at Arizona Opera for two seasons, working most recently on productions of RusalkaMadama ButterflyRiders of the Purple Sage (world premiere), and La Cenerentola. Other companies Cody has enjoyed working with include Opera BirminghamVirginia Opera, and the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center.

An avid proponent of new opera, Martin has worked on multiple premieres, including Arizona Opera’s first world premiere, Craig Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage, with a libretto by Steven Mark Kohn; two workshops of The Copper Queen by Clint Borzoni, with a libretto by John de los Santos; a 2014 workshop of Robert Aldridge’s Sister Carrie, and the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! at Brevard Music Center.

Cody holds degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University. He lives in Pensacola with his former shelter dog, Rosina, a corgi/dachshund mix (@rosinathelongdog).