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Samuel  Boden

Samuel Boden

Samuel  Boden

A British tenor who embarked on a musical career having previously trained and worked as a chef. He was introduced into the world of vocal performance by John Wakefield, as a student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He has sung the titular role in Cavalli's L'Ormindo (a Royal Opera House production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Orpheus in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice (a Nationale Reisopera production) and the Prologue and Quint in Britten's The Turn of the Screw (Koenig Ensemble in Mexico), as well as the titular role in Charpentier's Actéon (opera houses in Dijon and Lille), Abaris in Rameau's Les Boréades (Aix-en-Provence Festival) and Damon in Handel's Acis and Galatea (Mozartwoche in Salzburg) - both productions by Les Musiciens du Louvre under the direction of Marc Minkowski. He has sung with leading historical performance ensembles, as well as symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (cond. Giovanni Antonini), Gabrieli Consort (Paul McCreesh), Royal Northern Sinfonia (Thomas Zehetmair), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Harry Bicket), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie and Jonathan Cohen), BBC Symphony Orchestra (Andrew Davis), Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Wiener Akademie (Martin Haselböck) and Salzburg Camerata (Teodor Currentzis). His discography includes recordings of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette (BBC Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Davis) and works by Claudio Monteverdi, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Daniel Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as Tansy Davies and Alec Roth. His recent engagements have included a Bach concert with the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (cond. Nathalie Stutzmann), the titular role in Rameau's Pigmalion (Pinchgut Opera in Sydney), Telemach in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (The Round House - for the Royal Opera House) and George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence (Royal Opera House Covent Garden; guest performances in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Lyon and Paris).


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