Norwegian bass-baritone Martin Hatlo studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo and continued his Master studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. As a member of the Opera Academy at the Royal Danish Opera he worked on roles such as Mozart’s Figaro and Leporello, Golaud/ Pelléas et Mélisande and Tierbändiger/ Lulu.
His first opera roles were Falstaff in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weibern von Windsor and Don Alfonso/ Così fan tutte at Theater Rudolstadt, Francis in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude and Carciere/ Tosca at the Royal Danish Opera as well as Masetto/Il Commendatore at the Aix-en-Provence Mozart Academy. He has performed Colline/ La Bohéme with Opera Ytterøya, Raphael/Adam in Haydn’s Schöpfung at Folkoperan in Stockholm and Bartolo/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Ringsaker Opera in Norway.
In 2017/2018 Martin Hatlo was a young artist at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo performing Sciarrone and Carciere/ Tosca, Barone Douphol/ La Traviata, Masetto/ Don Giovanni, Fiorello/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Bishop in Irgens-Jensen’s opera Heimferd. Subsequently as a guest in Oslo he has sung Betto/ Gianni Schicchi, Talpa/ Il Tabarro, Novice’s friend/ Billy Budd, Masetto/ Don Giovanni, Hermann Ortel/ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and most recently Bartolo/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
As a passionate concert singer Martin Hatlo’s repertoire comprises such works as Bach’s Johannes-Passion and Weihnachtsoratorium, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Fauré’s Requiem. With pianist Kristoffer Hyldig he won 2nd prize at the Copenhagen International Lied Duo Competition in 2015.