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.

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 Borggreve

Tenor Samuel Boden will create a role in George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s next opera, Lessons in Love and Violence at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The World Premiere takes place in May 2018 in a production by Katie Mitchell, conducted by the composer. More about the new work.