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

Music inspired by Shakespeare: Purcell, Blow, Locke, Draghi – BBC Proms at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

“Samuel Boden’s tenor was shown to its best in the following aria, “I see she flies me”, where the more melancholic and austere moments let the creaminess of his voice take on a more reflective colour.”

“The comedy that these two singers created, particularly Boden, spectacular in drag and crying “no Kissing at all” was terrific fun and dispatched with impressive speed and precision – Boden’s vocal inflections were highly enjoyable.”

Backtrack, 14th August 2016