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

Revisiting LILAV

After a break of a couple of years, it was a great pleasure to work with the cast of Lessons In Love And Violence again, under the baton of Sir George himself, on a piece that is very close to my heart. Having done about 40 fully-staged performances of Lessons, from Covent Garden to the Liceu in Barcelona, it was a challenge to be doing four concert performances of the piece, but a luxury to be with the wonderful Mahler Chamber Orchestra, for whom Written On Skin, George’s previous opera, was originally composed. Performances took place in Dortmund, Cologne, Essen...

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...