Rameau: Platée – Garsington Opera

“…you’d be a fool to stage it without the eponymous tenor who can both sing and act what can sometimes seem impossible. Samuel Boden is the perfect Platée, not only in his agile, confident management of the role’s vocal twists and turns, but also in his athletic prowess, with one particularly impressive display – no chance of seeing Jonas Kaufmann doing that one!” Music OMH, 30th May 2024 ★★★★★ “Into all this tawdry glamour steps Samuel Boden as Platée, ridiculous in green bathing suit, green wig and frog flippers. It’s a hugely taxing part composed for the high, virtuoso tenor that was a...

Purcell: The Fairy Queen – Drottningholms Slottsteater

“There were lively performances from Jeremy Carpenter (teetering on donkey hooves as Bottom), Samuel Boden (a flamboyant Theseus).” Opera, October 2023 “Samuel Boden as Theseus stands out among the gentlemen with his bright and smooth baroque tenor.” Svenska Dagbladet, 6 August 2023 “The British tenor Samuel Boden creates with finesse a crazy and beautifully singing Theseus” Epoch Times Sverige, 7 August 2023

Charpentier: La descent d’Orphée en Enfers – Vache Baroque Festival

“Boden negotiated the protagonist’s haute-contre utterances with seamless elegance and sensitivity … “Opera, November 2022 “Samuel Boden gave a mesmerising vocal performance in the title role … “Opera Scene, 5 September 2022 “Samuel Boden’s Orphée negotiates his aerial line … with unfailing elegance and sensitivity … “The Stage, 5 September 2022 “Samuel Boden plays Orphée… my how he can act.  His anguish at the death of Euridice is palpable; his disconsolation is abject as her body is carried off … Musically, the role of Orphée is demanding.   Charpentier calls for an haut-contre voice … Boden rises magnificently to this challenge, taking his tenor high without the...

Campra: Idoménée – Berlin Staatsoper

“Samuel Boden was a tender Idamante.”Opera, December 2021 “The overwhelming star of the evening is the Idamante of Samuel Boden, who only briefly survived the lily-adorned sacrificial altar, with a piano shimmer and the finest accuracy in haute-contre.”Nmz online, 17 November 2021 “the fine-voiced Samuel Boden as Idamante.”Orpheus Online, 11 November 2021 “Both Samuel Boden and Chiara Skerath are visually believable and immediately win over the audience with their beautiful voices. He with a bright, well-led tenor …”Der Online Merker, 11 November 2021 “The interaction and the musical dialogue between Chiara Skerath and Samuel Boden, who portrays the young prince is deeply moving. Samuel Boden has only...