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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

 

Dutch Opera of the Year 2015: Orphée et Eurydice

Orphée et Eurydice has been voted Opera of the Year 2015 by the readers of Dutch magazine Place de l’Opera.  The production received more than half of the hundreds of votes that were released last week.

There were five productions nominated for Opera of the Year 2015, compiled on the basis of the “top 3” lists of 16 opera critics.  Four of them had Orphée et Eurydice as their number one choice.  Here are the final results:

1. Orphée et Eurydice (Dutch Touring Opera)
2. Lohengrin (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
3. Dialogues des Carmelites (National Opera)
4. Benvenuto Cellini (National Opera)
5. Der Rosenkavalier (The National Opera)

“The editors of Place de l’Opera congratulate the Dutch Touring Opera, the Symphony Orchestra, Consensus Vocalis, Floris Visser, his artistic team, conductor Roger Hamilton, the soloists Samuel Boden, Kristina Bitenc, Hanna Herfurtner and Bernadeta Astari and all others involved with the success of this production and the impressive way in which the presentation demonstrated the power of opera.”

At a later date the editors will hand over the award of Opera of the Year 2015 in person.

The full article can be found on Place de l’Opera‘s website here.