Category Archives: REVIEWS

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.  Although plaintive lyricism brought out the best in his voice, he could also handle the coloratura showpiece “L’espoir renaît dans mon âme”, and this while carrying Cupid on his shoulders.  Mr Boden maintained such a gut-wrenching intensity throughout the arduous performance” ★★★★☆, 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

The Tempest – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

“tenor Samuel Boden being outstanding”
The Independent, 26 January 2015

“Samuel Boden sang ‘Arise ye subterranean winds’ which [has] a slightly awkward melody, but with quite a virtuoso element which was beautifully realised by Boden.”

“Boden showing a mellifluous lyric tenor voice and excelling at the elaborate ornamentation of the songs”
Planet Hugill, 25 January 2015