Following great success as Gluck’s Orphée with the company in 2015 tenor Samuel Boden returned to sing the title role of Monteverdi L’Orfeo with the Nederlandse Reisopera in January this year. The complete performance is available on Operavision until January 2021. With his flexible tenor and athletic posture, Samuel Boden proved a perfect fit for the role of Orfeo, offering unfailingly stylish singing in the midst of the demanding choreographed moves. His honeyed timbre and the way he audibly relished the text made the plaintive lyricism of the role most moving. Bachtrack. For those with less time on their hands here is Sam singing Rosa del Ciel.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden sings Oronte in James Darrah’s production of Alcina at the International Handel Festival, Karlsruhe from February 23 to March 1 with Andreas Spering conducting. Following which he will reprise the role of Orphée in Gluck Orphée et Euridice for a semi-staged performance in Moscow on March 5 with Musica Viva under the baton of Alexander Rudin.

Samuel Boden as Orphee c. Marco Borggreve - croppedYou can hear Samuel Boden’s performance of Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice  at 20:00 Central European Summer Time on Saturday May 16 here on NTR Opera Live.Thereafter via ntroperalive.radio4.nl. View the production trailer here.

 

 

Samuel Boden as Orphee c. Marco Borggreve - croppedTenor Samuel Boden  will make his début with the Nederlandse Reisopera singing Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice directed by Floris Visser and conducted by Roger Hamilton. The show opens on May 1 and tours throughout The Netherlands until June 6.