Alongside 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.
Tenor Guy Cutting has been announced as one of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment’s Rising Stars. He will appear with the group as part of their “Bach, the Universe and Everything” Cantatas series on October 12 in Bristol and October 13 at Kings Place, London (a.m) and Oxford (pm). Guy’s recent and forthcoming performances in Europe, the US and Far East include appearances with Collegium Vocale Gent, Netherlands Bach Society, Gabrieli Consort & Players, American Bach Soloists, Le Concert Lorrain and Real Filharmonia de Galicia.
Guy Cutting joins Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe for the first time touring a programme devised from Monteverdi’s Eighth book of madrigals, Un giro de begl’occhi, with performances on May 3 – Amsterdam; 4 – Aranjuez; 5 – Udeba; 7 – Luxemburg; 8 – Gent; 10 – Paris and 11 – Ludwigsburg.
On his recent performance with the American Bach Soloists the San Francisco Classical Voice commented: “… the stunning British tenor Guy Cutting … was not only the lead character in the Passion proceedings but also the absolute gem of this performance … Cutting’s subtle delivery and clear diction were a joy and a delight.”
Tenor Guy Cutting features on Delphian Records’ recently-released disc of Gabriel Jackson’s The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ with the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and the Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia under Benjamin Nicholas. “Guy Cutting sings all this intense music with terrific commitment and emotional engagement…His voice is ideal for the music, not least on account of his great clarity of tone and diction, and he communicates vividly with the listener.” MusicWeb International.
Tenor 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