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.
Tenor Bradley Smith sings Lelio in Cesti’s Le Nozze in Sogno at the Innsbruck Festival on August 19, 21 & 22 and in Salzburg on August 25 & 26. The production by Alessio Pizzech is conducted by Enrico Onofri.
Tenor Samuel Boden will take part in the event to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on July 1 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepvel Memorial in Northern France. He will perform alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra and The Band of the Welsh Guards amongst others with the event being broadcast live on BBC One. 10,000 people are expected to attend including the Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, David Cameron and European and Commonwealth heads of state. Sam will also be performing Butterworth The Lads in their Hundreds at the Military Vigil the evening before which will be broadcast live on BBC Two. http://somme2016.org/.
Tenor Samuel Boden will join the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis on January 22 at The Barbican to sing Berlioz Romeo et Juliette. The performance will be followed by recording sessions for future release on the Chandos label and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on January 26.
Tenor Samuel Boden will be making his début
with the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under Giovanni Antonini on September 26 & 27 at the Prinzregententheater Munich singing Bach Cantatas and Vivaldi.
No Cesti International Competition for Baroque Opera final is complete without a CPM tenor. Bradley Smith is the only Brit and only Tenor to make the grade in Innsbruck this year. Watch the live stream on Youtube this evening (19:00 CET, 18:00 BST)
Take a look at Samuel Boden’s interview on Il Tenero Momento here.
Tenor 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.
“A very, very impressive recital” Hear Rupert Charlesworth and Edwige Herchenroder’s recital disc – Nocturnes – reviewed on Radio 3’s CD Review (from 2h40mins). You can also hear extracts from the disc on France Musique on March 29.
Tenor Bradley Smith sings Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress for Royal Academy Opera on March 12 & 16. Jane Glover conducts John Ramster’s production at the Jack Lyon’s Theatre, Royal Academy of Music.