Category Archives: REVIEWS

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


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

Gluck Orphée et Eurydice – Nederlandse Reisopera

“The tireless Samuel Boden was totally convincing as the shell-shocked Orpheus…with a honey-toned, easy upper range.”, 13 May 2015

“British tenor Samuel Boden is perfectly cast as Orpheus: not only does he have a wonderful timbre, but he also conveys with great conviction the changing moods of the title hero”
Translated from the Cultural Press Agency, 2 May 2015

“Particularly impressive is the performance of the protagonist, the English tenor Samuel Boden. Singing with someone on your shoulders, blindfolded, running laps around the stage like a rabbit disappearing into an open grave: few opera singers could offer the same.”
Translated from the Twentsche Courant Tubantia, May 2015