British tenor Samuel Boden began his professional career as a chef before studying singing with John Wakefield at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Samuel’s opera engagements have included the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo for the Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Glyndebourne Festival Opera with roles in The Fairy Queen and Mercure Hippolyte et Aricie; English National Opera at the Young Vic as Afinomo The Return of Ulysses; Theater St Gallen – The Fairy Queen; Opéra Théâtre de Métropole,Metz – The Indian Queen; Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille – the title role of Charpentier’s Actéon; Centro Cultural Universitario, Mexico City – Prologue and Quint The Turn of the Screw. In concert he has also sung
Abaris Les Boréades with Les Musiciens de Louvre Grenoble / Marc Minkowski at the Aix-en Provence Festival; Hippolyte Hippolyte et Aricie in concert with Ensemble Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon and Damon Acis and Galatea in concert with The Early Opera Group / Christian Curnyn.
On the concert platform Samuel has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Zemlinsky with John Storgards, Argento with Giancarlo Guerro and Carl Rütti with Stephen Jackson plus Stravinsky with Sakari Oramo at The Proms; the Hallé Orchestra / Robert Howarth for Messiah; the Royal Northern Sinfonia / Thomas Zehetmair for Mozart and Britten; the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Curnyn – Handel, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra / Howarth, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra / Emmanuelle Haïm for Rameau and Purcell; Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas Kraemer with Bach and Handel; The Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner for Bach, Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe with Lassus, Monteverdi and Purcell, Le Concert d’Astrée / Haïm for Monteverdi and Charpentier and Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore – Bach, Carissimi, Charpentier.
This season Samuel reprises L’Ormindo with the Royal Opera and takes the role of Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Euridyce with Nationale Reisopera. Further ahead sees début appearances at the Salzburg Mozart Week / Minkowski and with the Wiener Akademie / Haselböck.