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Sam Young

Baritone

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Dorset Opera Festival | Verdi’s Nabucco/Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor/Opera Gala Concert (Bass chorus/section leader) | 23rd – 27th July, Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, 2pm/7pm

BIO

British baritone Sam Young trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tuition of Marcus van den Akker, having previously studied at Bath Spa University. His awards include the Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize at GSMD and the Bath Spa University Music Performance Award. He was a finalist in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition in 2015.

Sam has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. He performs with ensembles such as the Britten Sinfonia Voices and the Philharmonia Chorus, in prolific venues including the Barbican Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall and King’s College Cambridge. In 2019 he performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of London at Downton Abbey Live Open Air Concert at Highclere Castle. Other solo concert and oratorio credits include Jesus in Bach’s St John’s Passion, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haman in Handel’s Esther, Howell’s Requiem, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Violetta’s Party with Iford Arts.

 

In opera Sam has worked as both a soloist and chorus member for companies including Iford Arts, Opera Anywhere, Oxford Opera, Bampton Classical Opera, Dorset Opera Festival and Bath International Music Festival. Credits include Papageno (The Magic Flute), Moralès (Carmen), Don Alonzo (Le Cid), Coryphée (Le Comte Ory), Herald (Macbeth), Squire (Thomas and Sally), Moore (The Dragon of Wantley), Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Speaker (The Magic Flute).

Sam’s recording credits include the soundtrack of Urban Myths: Bleak House Guest (Sky Arts), Bath Camerata’s The Passing of the Year (SOMM Recordings) and John Featherstone’s Te Deum (Harmonia Mundi). He has appeared on television as part of Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music (BBC4).

Sam is a composer in his spare time, having written music for groups such as the Delta Saxophone Quartet and Plus Minus Ensemble. He is the composer of original rock musical Dennis! which has been performed multiple times in the South of England.

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Schedule

SCHEDULE

Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th,

Saturday 27th July, 7pm (Thurs 2pm)

Dorset Opera Festival

Verdi’s Nabucco (Bass chorus/section leader)

Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PX

Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th,

Saturday 27th July, 7pm (Sat 2pm)

Dorset Opera Festival

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Bass chorus/section leader)

Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PX

Friday 26th July, 7pm 

Dorset Opera Festival

Opera Gala Concert (Bass chorus/section leader)

Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PX

Saturday 10th August, 7.30pm

Opera Anywhere

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Papageno)

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Morrab Rd, Penzance TR18 4EX

Sunday 11th August, 5pm

Opera Anywhere

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Papageno)

Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre, Upton Cross, Liskeard, PL14 5AZ

Wednesday 14th August, 7pm

Sir Mark Elder, Britten Sinfonia Voices,

Genesis Sixteen, Hallé, 

BBC Proms

Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ (Bass chorus with Britten Sinfonia Voices)

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Saturday 28th September, 7pm

North Wales Opera

Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Chorus) & Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Chorus/Alfio cover)

Stiwt Theatre, Broad St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 1RB

Sunday 29th September, 2pm

North Wales Opera

Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Chorus) & Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Chorus/Alfio cover)

St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Friday 4th October, 7pm

North Wales Opera

Puccini’s Tosca (Sacristan)

St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Saturday 5th October, 7pm

North Wales Opera

Puccini’s Tosca (Bass chorus)

Stiwt Theatre, Broad St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, LL14 1RB

Sunday 6th October, 7pm

North Wales Opera

Puccini’s Tosca (Sacristan)

Pavilion Theatre, East Parade, Rhyl, LL18 3AW

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