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 in Pelléas et Mélisande and Tierbändiger in Lulu.
In 2017/2018 he was a young artist at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo performing Sciarrone/Carciere in Tosca, Barone Douphol in La Traviata, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the Bishop in Irgens-Jensen’s opera Heimferd. In 2018/2019 he is singing Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Novice’s friend in Billy Budd and Masetto in Don Giovanni as a guest artist at the Norwegian National Opera and performing Raphael/Adam in Haydn’s Schöpfung with Folkoperan in Stockholm.
His first operatic performances include Falstaff in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weibern von Windsor as well as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at Theater Rudolstadt, Francis in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude and Carciere in Tosca at the Royal Danish Opera, Masetto/Il Commendatore as a part of Aix-en-Provence’s Mozart Academy and Colline in La Bohéme with Opera Ytterøya.
As a passionate concert singer Martin Hatlo’s repertoire comprises such works as Bach’s St. John’s Passion and Christmas Oratorio, 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.