June 28, 2013
Tenor Samuel Boden sings the role of Mercure in what promises to be a spectacular production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie at Glyndebourne. The first night is June 29 and performances continue until August 18. Having sung Hippolyte in concert earlier this year, Sam will add other major Rameau roles from Les Boréades and Les Indes Galantes to his repertoire with future appearances in Aix-en-Provence and Munich. Next season he makes his Royal Opera début in the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo.
June 26, 2013
Great reviews for Samuel Evans’ performances in Mahogany Opera’s productions of the Britten Church Parables at Aldeburgh:
“My money, vocally and dramatically, was on baritone Samuel Evans, who nary put a foot wrong”‘The Arts Desk
“Samuel Evans was a bold and eloquent Traveller” The Times
“A noble voiced Traveller (Samuel Evans)” Seen and Heard International
Further performances in which Sam sings The Traveller in Curlew River and Ananias/Shadrach in The Burning Fiery Furnace take place at the City of London Festival (July 3-6) and Buxton Festival (July 14 & 15).
June 5, 2013
Baritone Samuel Evans joins the cast of Mahogany Opera’s Britten Church Parables singing the roles of The Traveller in Curlew River and Ananias in The Burning Fiery Furnace. The productions by Frederic Wake-Walker, with Roger Vignoles conducting the Aurora Orchestra, open in St Petersburg on June 6 and tour to the Aldeburgh Festival (June 16-19) the City of London Festival (July 3-6) and the Buxton Festival (July 14-15)
June 3, 2013
” The instruction “strip to your undies” is nowhere mentioned in Virgil’s epic, but Helen-Jane Howells abandoned her tea dress and was fearless, even as temperatures and rain fell, singing with purity and honesty and no sign of shivering. Her “Remember me” in the famous Lament was heart-rending.” Guardian review of Dido & Aeneas at the Bath International Festival