Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveAs part of the Holland Festival tenor Samuel Boden sings the roles of Boy and Young King in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence in a production by Katie Mitchell. With the composer conducting, the performances are scheduled for June 25, 27, 29, July 1, 3 & 5 at the Nationale Opera, Amsterdam. His critically-acclaimed performance from Covent Garden is available on BBC Iplayer until July 1 (listen to the final scene from 1h28)  “… lustrous honeyed lines in the final scenes for the high-tenor role of the Son (who becomes Edward III), beautifully delivered by Samuel Boden.”  The Guardian;  “Samuel Boden is inspired casting as the Boy, growing up to be King.”  Financial Times.

Bradley Smith, tenorTenor Bradley Smith makes his English National Opera début in an ENO Studio Live production as Damon Acis and Galatea directed by Sarah Tipple and conducted by Nichols Ansdell-Evans. Performances take place at Lilian Baylis House, London on June 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 & 16.

Sam Boden on In Tune

May 22, 2018

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden will appear as a guest on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on May 23. As well as some Fauré and Britten performed live in the studio listeners can hear his recording of the Charpentier Seconde leçon de Ténèbres du Mercredi saint with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen  to be released by Hyperion Records.

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKeeWe are delighted to welcome British tenor Guy Cutting to CPM for General Management. A former Choral Scholar at New College, Oxford where he gained a first class degree in music Guy Cutting was the inaugural recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ Jeffrey Thomas Award.

Building a particular reputation as a Bach interpreter his engagements have included appearances with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music, The Gabrieli Consort, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Swedish Baroque Orchestra and the American Bach Soloists. He counts amongst his conductors John Butt, John Duxbury, Edward Higginbottom, Robert Howarth, Johannes Leertouwer, Paul McCreesh, Jeffrey Thomas and Jos van Veldhoven.

 

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveHaving sung the title role of L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Telemaco Il Ritorno d’Ulisse at The Roundhouse for the company tenor Samuel Boden will make his Royal Opera House main stage début on May 10 when he creates the roles of Boy and Young King in George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s new opera  Lessons in love and Violence. The production by Katie Mitchell will be conducted by the composer with further performances at Covent Garden on May 12, 15, 18, 24 & 26 before being staged as part of the Holland Festival on June 25, 27, 29, July 1, 3 & 5.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden sings his first Telemaco The Return of Ulysses for The Royal Opera at The Roundhouse, London on January 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 & 21, 2018. The new production is by John Fulljames with Christian Curnyn directing the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company.

Albert Herring - Bradley Smith as Albert. Credit Robert Workman“… Bradley Smith sheer perfection as Albert Herring … “ Mark Ronan

“Bradley Smith’s interpretation is a masterly vocal and acted portrayal.”  Seen & Heard International

“At its heart is Bradley Smith — warmly believable as the timid Albert … he gilds a character comedy with some really excellent singing, giving Britten’s satire the weight of something real and human.” The Spectator

“Smith’s clear, conversational tenor projected an integrity that made his confusion touching and his final transformation wholly life affirming.” The Arts Desk

 

Benjamin_Britten_in a boatBoth making their festival debuts Bradley Smith sings the title role of Albert Herring and Nicholas Merryweather, Mr Gedge. Francis Matthews’ production is conducted by Justin Doyle with performances on July 8, 12, 15, 19 & 22 at the Buxton International Festival.

 

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden makes his Australian début singing the title role of Rameau Pigmalion with Pinchgut Opera. Crystal Manich directs the production and the performances on June 15, 17, 18 & 20 at the City Recital Hall, Sydney are conducted by Erin Helyard.

Bradley Smith, tenorTenor Bradley Smith works with The English Concert and Harry Bicket for the first time singing Odoardo Ariodante. He and the stellar cast will be appearing at Theater an der Wien, Vienna on May 12; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg on May 14; The Barbican, London on May 16 and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on May 18. Bradley then starts rehearsals for the title role of Albert Herring at the Buxton International Festival.