Available on Iplayer until November 19 tenor Samuel Boden appears in the television broadcast of the Royal Opera’s production of George Benjamin’s Lessons in love and Violence on BBC 4. Later this season he reprises the roles of Boy and Young King in the work for the Staatsoper Hamburg and Opéra de Lyon.
As 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.