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London Performances – Tickets on Sale

Following a busy year of touring I am looking forward to working on a few projects in London:

Early Opera Company | Wigmore Hall | 8th December 2017

  • A festive concert featuring three of Charpentier’s most popular works.
  • Tickets on sale via the Wigmore Hall website.

Arcangelo | Wigmore Hall | 31st December 2017

  • Marking the countdown to the New Year with celebratory odes for St Cecilia’s Day – Henry Purcell’s Welcome to all the Pleasures of 1683 and John Blow’s Begin the Song of 1684 – and two rousing Gloria settings.
  • Tickets on sale via the Wigmore Hall website.

The Royal Opera | Roundhouse | January 2018

  • The Royal Opera returns to the Roundhouse with Monteverdi’s great late work The Return of Ulysses, in a new production directed by John Fulljames starring Christine Rice and Roderick Williams, sung in English.
  • The first performance is on Wednesday 10th January 2018 and tickets are now on sale and available via the ROH website.

Tickets have not yet gone on sale for Lessons in Love and Violence (ROH), general booking for which opens on 31st January 2018.

Rameau: Pigmalion – Pinchgut Opera

“[Boden] brings an exquisitely crafted, nuanced sound to the role…[giving] a detailed, polished account of Rameau’s florid vocal lines.”
Limelight Magazine, 16th June 2017

“Samuel Boden sang Pigmalion with a light unassertive voice and, at times, brilliant virtuosity.”
The Sydney Morning Herald, 16th June 2017

 

John Blow – An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works

I am pleased to share the release date of a new Arcangelo CD recording to which I contributed: John Blow (1649-1708) – An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works.  It is one of the few occasions when the Ode has been recorded with two high tenors, as Purcell had originally intended, rather than with countertenors, as is more common today.  We performed this wonderful and unique piece as part of the Les Arts Florissants’ “Dans Les Jardins de William Christie” festival in Thiré, France in 2014.

Directed by Jonathan Cohen, with Thomas Walker and myself as the tenor soloists, it is “an album of music for the connoisseur – of extraordinary singing as much as of the English Baroque repertoire.  This wonderful recital ranges widely across Blow’s vocal and instrumental music, Arcangelo again demonstrating their versatility in repertoire which will be a real discovery for many.”

The CD will be released by Hyperion Records on 29 September and is available now for pre-order on iTunes.

Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings – Camerata Salzburg at Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum

“As a native speaker and brilliant interpreter of texts, Boden is uniquely qualified to convey these complex and evocative lyrics.  Beyond the merely comprehensible diction which is signature of most English singers, he revealed intensely moving layers of diverse colours and emotions.”
Treffpunkt Kultur, October 2016

“…the refined, impeccably polished voice of the tenor Samuel Boden.”
Salzburger Nachrichten, 10th October 2016