Tenor Samuel Boden gives a programme of Purcell and John Blow with musicians from Les Arts Florissants as part of the Dans les Jardins de William Christie festival in Thiré on August 27. Jonathan Cohen directs.
Tenor Samuel Boden is in the studio with Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore recording Alec Roth’s A Time to Dance. The work celebrates he ‘times’ and ‘seasons’ of human existence. The text is drawn from range literary greats including Aphra Behn, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Ernest Dowson, Christopher Marlowe, Christina Rossetti and Edward Thomas. Look out for future release of the disc on Signum.
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.
Plans for a revival next season are well advanced. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Samuel Boden takes the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo in Kasper Holten’s new production for the Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London with Christian Curnyn conducting. The performances on March 26, 28, 29, April 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 9 are part of the inaugural season at the new candle-lit theatre adjacent to Shakespeare’s Globe.
Two CPM artists will feature on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review programme on January 25. Dietrich Henschel’s long-awaited disc of the complete Mahler Wunderhorn songs with Boris Berezovsky is reviewed – see the fascinating introductory video. In addition, Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de L’amour, featuring Samuel Boden with soprano Sabine Devieilhe, Les Ambassadeurs and Alexis Kossenko (director) is Disc of the Week.
Tenor Samuel Boden is currently recording Bach’ s Mass in B Minor with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen for future release on the Hyperion label. He recently completed a recording of Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris, singing the title role, with Spiritato and Julian Perkins which will be available on Resonus Classics.
Tenor Samuel Boden sings the role of Mercure in what promises to be a spectacular production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie at Glyndebourne. The first night is June 29 and performances continue until August 18. Having sung Hippolyte in concert earlier this year, Sam will add other major Rameau roles from Les Boréades and Les Indes Galantes to his repertoire with future appearances in Aix-en-Provence and Munich. Next season he makes his Royal Opera début in the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo.