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Sam is an British operatic baritone, currently based in Wiltshire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was awarded the Chartered Surveyors Vocal Prize, and previously graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA (Hons) and an MMus with distinction.
In opera, Sam has been a part of the chorus at Glyndebourne Festival Opera for the last two years, and as part of the 2022 tour. His roles include Customs Officer cover in La bohème (Glyndebourne Tour); Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro (Heritage Opera); Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (St Bartholomew's Orchestra; Flat Pack Music); La Comte Ludorf in La Nonne Sanglante (Gothic Opera, UK premiere); Papageno in The Magic Flute, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Mikado in The Mikado (Opera Anywhere, UK tour); Marcello cover in La bohème (Oxford Opera); Leporello in Don Giovanni (Rogue Opera); Sacristan in Tosca, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (North Wales Opera); Moralès in Carmen (Oxford Opera); Don Alonzo in Le Cid, Coryphée in Le Comte Ory, Herald in Macbeth (Dorset Opera Festival).
Sam has appeared as a soloist in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. In 2019, he performed as part of 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. He has previously sung as a member of the Philharmonia Chorus and the Britten Sinfonia Voices.
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.