Samuel Boden

British tenor Samuel Boden began his career as a chef and then went on to study singing with John Wakefield at Trinity College of Music, graduating in 2006 with First Class Honours. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Ricordi Opera Prize and the Derek Butler London Prize as well as awards from the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the Samling Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Opera engagements include The Fairy Queen for Theater St Gallen and Glyndebourne; Anfinomo The Return of Ulysses for English National Opera at the Young Vic and Prologue and Quint The Turn of the Screw with The Koenig Ensemble in Mexico. He recently sang Charpentier’s Actéon for Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille and Hippolyte Hippolyte et Aricie in concert with Ensemble Pygmalion / Raphäel Pichon and The Indian Queen at Opéra Théâtre de Métropole, Metz. Samuel sang Tony in the 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story for Sundance Productions.

On the concert platform Samuel has sung Purcell at the Chaise Dieu Festival / Paul McCreesh, Bach Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion with Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore, Mozart with the Northern Sinfonia /Thomas Zehetmair, Bach with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra/ Nicholas Kraemer, Charpentier with Les Arts Florissants / Jonathan Cohen and Zemlinsky with the BBC Symphony Orchestra / John Storgards. Recent concert engagements include his début with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra / Haïm for Rameau and Purcell, Domenick Argento’s Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe with BBC Symphony Orchestra / Giancarlo Guerro, Haydn’s Creation in Kristiansand and the Britten Nocturne with the Royal Northern Sinfonia/Zehetmair.

In recital he has appeared with The Young Songmaker’s Almanac at St John’s Smith Square and at Leeds Lieder Plus. Recordings include the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Robert Howarth, Pachelbel and Bach Cantatas with The Bach Players, Rameau with Ensemble Les Ambassadeurs / Alexis Kossenko on Virgin Classics plus Monteverdi Madrigals and, soon to be released, the Bach B Minor Mass with Arcangelo / Cohen on Hyperion.

This season Samuel will sing the title role of Cavalli’s LOrmindo for the Royal Opera in the inaugural season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Abaris Les Boréades in concert at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski and makes début appearances at the Edinburgh Festival and BBC Proms. Further ahead he will take the role of Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Euridyce with Nederlanse Reisopera.

Les Cris de Paris
Geoffroy Jourdain

13 août 2024

I Gemelli
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro

9 août 2024

La Tempête
Simon-Pierre Bestion

6 août 2024

Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre

2 août 2024

Olivier Latry

30 juillet 2024

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips

26 juillet 2024