Category Archives: Performances

Campra: Idoménée – L’Opera de Lille

“Idamante benefits from the distinguished musicality of Samuel Boden,”
Diapason, 27 September 2021

“Samuel Boden’s Idamante is touched by grace… the British artist lives his role with a crazy naturalness, restoring both the worried tenderness of the son and the distress of the lover. “
Forum Opera, 27 September 2021

“… Samuel Boden’s Idamante, whose clear voice is that of the French haute-contres and whose articulation is irreproachable”
Concert Classic, 24 September 2021

Music for Good Friday: Bach Mass in B Minor – Cancelled

According to The Ulster Orchestra’s website “[d]ue to the ongoing public health situation, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall are now closed until 17 April at least and therefore there will sadly be no Ulster Orchestra concerts for this period.

Like you, we were looking forward to this great concert. However, we unfortunately won’t be in a position to reschedule and therefore it is with regret that this performance is cancelled.”

More information can be found here:

Monteverdi ‘Maria Vespers’ Performances in New York Cancelled

I am saddened to report that all performances of Pygmalion’s Maria Vespers (Monteverdi) which were due to take place this month have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

I travelled to Paris on Tuesday last week to begin rehearsing the piece, which we were set to perform in a staged production in Park Avenue Amory in New York at the end of March. The first day of rehearsals went well, but on the morning of the second day’s rehearsals we received the news that Donald Trump had banned all flights from Europe to the USA for the next 30 days. We were due to travel on Sunday from Paris to New York but instead received confirmation that the project must be cancelled and so I travelled immediately back to the UK to avoid becoming stuck in Paris, not knowing if any travel restrictions might be imposed on France or the UK.

My thoughts go out to all friends and colleagues who find themselves in a similar position; it seems we are all to be affected by the spread of the virus. Stay safe and well, everyone!

Carnegie Hall Debut

Following the release of the 2020-21 season from Carnegie Hall and Orchestra of Saint Lukes I am very pleased to confirm the date of my Carnegie Hall debut in March 2021 (cue the joke about getting there…but do bear in mind this is a question I am very likely to have to ask since I am blessed with a terrible sense of direction!).

On 18th March 2021 Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Brook, myself and La Chapelle de Québec. The performance includes Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Music for the Royal Fireworks, The King Shall Rejoice and My Heart Is Inditing and Bach’s Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen.

Further information can be found here: