From: Porterville, California. LA Opera: Choral Soloist in Billy Budd (2014, debut); Messenger in La Traviata (2014, 2019); Spanish Sailor in Moby-Dick (2015); Noble/Messenger in The Festival Play of Daniel (2016); Assassin in Macbeth (2016); Featured Ensemble in Crossing (2018); soloist in St. Matthew Passion (2022).

James Martin Schaefer has an active performing career throughout the United States. He has received wide acclaim in such operatic roles as Escamillo in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Belcore in The Elixir of Love. He has appeared as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade! Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, Les Grande Ballet Canadiens de Montreal, Opera San Luis Obispo, Distinguished Concerts International in New York, Young Musician’s Fund Debut Orchestra, California Quartet, Opera Pacific, Bakersfield Symphony, Roswell Symphony Orchestra and the Long Beach Camerata. Learn more at