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