He was born in Teruel on February 4th, 1843 and died in Madrid on July 27th, 1896. He was admitted at the Madrid conservatory in 1862 and studied with José Inzenga, composer of many zarzuelas. He made his debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in 1866 as second tenor. He sang in Robert le Diable, Le Prophète. Saffo and Guillaume Tell. He soon graduated to principal parts. In the mid 1870s, Marin had tremendous successes in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
During the same time period, Marin had great success at Covent Garden. In May 1876, Marin was singing Don Pasquale with Antonio Cotogni, and the basso Giuseppe Ciampi. He also sang with Adelina Patti, Francesco Graziani and Sofia Scalchi in Il Trovatore. London witnessed his interpretations in Martha, Guillaume Tell and I Puritani.
On December 6th, 1876 he had a triumph in Moscow in Aida with Patti, and Mariano de Padilla. The same singers sang with him in Il Trovatore and Linda di Chamounix. On December 19th, 1876 Marin sang Don Carlos in Moscow with Teresa Stolz, Mariano de Padilla, Cary, Jamet and Bossi. Marin was particularly applauded in the final duet with Stolz. In Moscow, Marin sang Arnold.
In 1878, Marin sang at the Tacon in Havana and in Argentina. In 1880, he married the Tiple Elisa Villar y Jurado. With the soprano Volpini, Marin sang in I Puritani at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuel in Palermo and at the Donizetti in Bergamo. The Italians used to call him Marini. This caused sometimes confusion as Marin and Marini were thought sometimes to be two different tenors. He left the stage in 1890. Marin was also a specialist of Arnold (Refer to his Arnold listing in the Guillaume Tell sub page).
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