Category Archives: REVIEWS

Cavalli L’Ormindo – The Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

“…led by the vocally remarkable Sam Boden in the title role.”
New York Times, 1 Apr 2014

“My laurels ultimately go to Boden’s seductive, cheeky Ormindo”
The Times, 28 Mar 2014

“Boden displayed a beautiful limpid tone and line totally in keeping with his character.”
Opera Today 30 Mar 2014

“Samuel Boden’s dreamy Ormindo.”
The Guardian, 26 March 14

“They also sing wonderfully, most notably… the haute-contre Samuel Boden”
The Independent, 26 March 2014

“I’ve previously praised Samuel Boden’s “sweet, refined tone” and he used it to advantage in his singing of Ormindo, phrasing his music with elegance and creating a warmly sympathetic hero;”
Music OMH, 27 March 2014

Acis & Galatea – The Early Opera Company, Wigmore Hall

“Boden sang with sweet, refined tone, especially in an eloquent ‘Consider, fond shepherd’. ‘Would you gain the tender creature’… would surely have charmed anyone but this unfeeling brute.”
Opera Today, 29 November 2013

“Samuel Boden offered beautifully delicate singing as Acis’ shepherdic sidekick, Damon”
The Times,  29 November 2013

“And Samuel Boden’s voice… would ornament any drawing room – his Damon was impeccable.”
The Observer, 1 December 2013

St John Passion – Kristiansand

“…a better tenor soloist for this role could not be imagined. Samuel Boden had extremely clear diction – literally evangelising as he sang… he was in many ways the highlight of the evening.”
Translated from Fædrelandsvennen, 30 March 2012

Turn of the Screw – Mexico

“The tenor Samuel Boden sang the Prologue and the role of Peter Quint with finesse – beautiful legato lines, clear diction and a gorgeous tone. His acting was also impressive, implying the hidden depravity and power of Quint.”
Opera, January 2012