The cast and creatives of Longborough Festival Opera’s postponed The Return of Ulysses, including director Polly Graham, conductor Robert Howarth and tenor Andrew Irwin have all contributed to this touching and magical animation. Enjoy.

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.

Tenor Guy Cutting sings Britten: The Choirmaster’s Burial from Winter Words with Hannah Ely, piano

Gabriel Jackson Passion CDGuy Cutting is tenor soloist on Gabriel Jackson The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Choral category winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020. He is joined on he recording by Emma Tring (soprano), the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia conducted by Benjamin Nicholas. It is a Delphian release DCD34222. 

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.

Gabriel Jackson Passion CD

Tenor Guy Cutting features on the recording of Gabriel Jackson’s  The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ which has been nominated in the Choral category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020. Guy is joined on the disc by soprano Emma Tring, the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia under the baton of Benjamin Nicholas. You can vote for the recording here.  Voting closes on February 16 and the winners will be announced on April 22.

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

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting will be touring with Collegium Vocale, Gent and Philippe Herreweghe for performances of the Monteverdi Vespers 1610. He appears in Paris on  December 2;  Dortmund – December 3; Shanghai -December 6 and in Tongyeong, South Korea on December 7. Full details 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.