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 L’Ormindo 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.