Sam Boden Zurich début

March 10, 2020

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden will make his Opernhaus Zürich début next season.  He will sing Oronte in Alcina alongside Cecilia Bartoli, Magdalena Kožená and Sandrine Piau in a production by Christof Loy conducted by Giovanni Antonini.

lessonsloveviolence3Tenor Samuel Boden features on the Grammy-nominated DVD recording of George Benjamin Lessons in Love and Violence. With the composer conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Samuel sings the role of Boy / Young King. Meanwhile the CD recording of the work with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic on Nimbus is one of the Notable Recordings of 2019 in The New Yorker.

Having created the roles at Covent Garden followed by performances in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lyon Samuel remains part of Katie Mitchell’s production as it travels to Barcelona, Madrid and Paris in future seasons.

Boden L’Orfeo role debut

January 22, 2020

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveAlongside those of Gluck and Charpentier tenor Samuel Boden adds Monteverdi’s Orfeo to his repertoire. He stars in the Nederlandse Reisopera production which opens in Enschede on January 25 and tours Holland until February 22. Monique Wagemaker’s staging is conducted by Hernán Schvartzman. Read an interview with Sam here. See video from rehearsals here

Samuel Boden sings Sondheim

November 4, 2019

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden sings the role of Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd in a semi-staging by Christopher Luscombe for Bergen National Opera. Stephen Higgins conducts the Bergen Philharmonic with performances at the Grieghallen, Bergen on November 6, 7 & 8.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden  sings the Narrator in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 7 & 9. Next season his opera highlights include Anthony Sweeney Todd for Bergen National Opera and the title role of Monteverdi L’Orfeo with the Nederlandse Reisopera

Samuel Boden Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden makes his début at the Staatsoper Hamburg singing Boy and Young King in Katie Mitchell’s production of George Benjamin Lessons in Love and Violence. Opening on April 7 with further performances on April 10, 13 and 18 conducted by Kent Nagano. The production then moves to Opéra de Lyon  for performance on May 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 conducted by Alexandre Bloch. “… 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 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.

Aldeburgh Festival 2019Just announced is the Aldeburgh Festival programme for June 2019 which will feature tenor Samuel Boden and mezzo Kate Howden. Samuel sings the central role of the Narrator in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun as well as Britten Canticle III Still falls the rain. Kate joins The Ludwig Orchestra and Barbara Hannigan for Stravinsky Pulcinella .

 

 

 

 

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden appears on a new recording of Messiah released today by Resonus Classics.  This world premiere recording of a new arrangement for wind ensemble by Stian Aareskjold features the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the BBC Singers under David Hill.  Samuel returns to sing Messiah with the group at performances in Norway on December 6, 7 & 8.

Samuel Boden on BBC FOUR

October 22, 2018

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveAvailable 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.