Christina Martin returns during the 2017-18 season as wig/make-up designer for Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Puccini’s La rondine, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Verdi’s La traviata. Ms. Martin made her company debut the previous season, designing wigs and makeup for Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, and Puccini’s La bohème.
Ms. Martin graduated from San Jose State University in 2007, and began working for Opera San José the same year. She is a Bay Area native who has been working in the wig and makeup industry throughout Northern California for such companies as the San Francisco Ballet, American Conservatory Theater, and Opera Parallele. She is currently employed with the San Francisco Opera as a principal makeup artist, show foreman, and a wig shop artisan. As a Regional Member of Hollywood’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists guild IATSE Local 706, Ms. Martin has had the pleasure of working for film, television, and multimedia, along with opera and theater.