Photo by Henry Harrison Headshots, 2020
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. He was a finalist in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition in 2015.
In opera, Sam’s roles include 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), Squire in Thomas and Sally, Moore in The Dragon of Wantley (Bath International Music Festival).
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 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, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haman in Handel’s Esther, Howell’s Requiem, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Violetta’s Party with Iford Arts.
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.