Welsh mezzo-soprano Samantha Price read Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Reading before gaining in a Distinction for her MA in Opera Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, assisted by the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship, the Jenkin Philips Memorial Scholarship and an Advanced Study Award in Music from the Arts Council of Wales.
In February 2013, she became a Samling Artist before training on the ENO Opera Works Programme, supported by a Countess of Munster Award, and the National Opera Studio, supported by English National Opera, the Arts Council of Wales, the Robert Vivian Memorial Trust and Christopher Ball. She was also a Finalist in the 2014 Young Welsh Singer of the Year Competition.
Whilst still a student, Samantha Price made her debut at English National Opera as Third Gentleman Julietta and is now a Harewood Young Artist.
This season, she sings Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro for English National Opera and Tweedle Dee Alice in Wonderland for Opera Holland Park, as well as appearing in Mozart’s London for Classical Opera and participating in the Mozart Residency at the 2015 Aix-en-Provence Festival. Next season, she sings Kate Pinkerton Madam Butterfly for English National Opera, is Featured Soloist on the 2016 Scottish Opera Opera Highlights Tour and appears at the 2016 Three Choirs Festival in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.