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.
Having 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.
Choreographer and movement director Sarah Fahie’s work can be seen in cinemas on October 3 in La Bohème live from The Royal Opera House. The staging by Richard Jones is conducted by Antonio Pappano and is a co-production with the Teatro Real, Madrid and Chicago Lyric Opera. From October 2 Garsington Opera’s production of Semele in Annalese Miskimmon’s staging with Sarah’s movement direction will be available to view on BBC Arts Online for six months.
Tenor Samuel Boden reprises his performance of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo “led by the vocally remarkable Sam Boden in the title role” New York Times. 28/3/14
A co-production between the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe, performances take place at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on February 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27, March 3, 5. Kasper Holten directs and Christian Curnyn conducts.
Tenor Samuel Boden’s interpretation of the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo can be heard on BBC Radio 3 for a week from later today. The Royal Opera/Globe Theatre co-production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been a wild success: Samuel Boden’s dreamy Ormindo – The Guardian; …led by the vocally remarkable Sam Boden in the title role – New York Times; My laurels ulimately go to Boden’s seductive, cheeky Ormindo – The Times.
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Tenor Samuel Boden will sing the title role in Cavalli’s L’Ormindo in a co-production by The Royal Opera and Shakespeare’s Globe with stage direction by Kasper Holten and Christian Curnyn directing the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company. The performances are part of the inaugural season of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a faithful reproduction of a Jacobean theatre.