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British baritone Sam Young trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 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. 


In opera, Sam’s roles include Le Comte Ludorf in La Nonne Sanglante (Gothic Opera, UK premiere), Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Major Murgatroyd in Patience, Mikado in The Mikado (Opera Anywhere), Marcello (cover) in La Bohème (Oxford Opera), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Rogue Opera), Sacristan in Tosca, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (North Wales Opera), Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Flat Pack Music), Papageno in The Magic Flute (Opera Anywhere), Moralès in Carmen (Oxford Opera), Don Alonzo in Le Cid, Coryphée in Le Comte Ory, Herald in Macbeth (Dorset Opera Festival). He made his debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as part of the chorus in 2021.


Sam has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. In 2019, he performed as a soloist for Downton Abbey Live with the Chamber Orchestra of London at Highclere Castle, and again with the City Lights Symphony Orchestra at KKL Luzern, Switzerland. Other solo concert and oratorio credits include Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Opera in the City Festival), Orff’s Carmina Burana, Jesus in Bach’s St John’s Passion, Haman in Handel’s Esther, Howell’s Requiem and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. 


Sam’s recording credits include the soundtrack of Urban Myths (Sky Arts), Bath Camerata’s The Passing of the Year (SOMM Recordings) and John Featherstone’s Te Deum.