Benjamin: Lessons in love and Violence – Opéra de Lyon

“Peter Hoare imposes a Mortimer of biting lines and vindictive force, which contrasts with the ethereal timbre of Samuel Boden, the heir.”
Toute la Culture, 3 June 2019

“The impotence of the king’s son is aptly diffused through the clear timbre of Samuel Boden.
Resmusica, 30 May 2019

“the Young Boy, then the young King, are superbly incarnated by the tenor Samuel Boden, whose voice, always at ease in the crystalline high notes and excellently projected, is an object of permanent delight.”
Classique News, 25 May 2019

Samuel Boden plays the Boy and Young King with a clear and bright timbre gaining confidence in parallel with his character, at first naive and innocent, then putting aside his doubts once the crown is on his head to avenge his father.”
Opera Online, 20 May 2019

“The tenor Samuel Boden embodies with accuracy and talent, the flexibility and vivacity of his acting, with clear top notes and excellent projection, the character of the Boy, then the Young King”
Forum Opéra, 20 May 2019

“A beautiful lyric tenor, Samuel Boden, was heard in the role of the young king.”
Online Merker, 18 May 2019

Samuel Boden excels as a Young King in a clear and well-timed voice and translates his passage from innocent childhood to the conscious adult of his power.”
ODB-Opéra, 18 May 2019

“And Samuel Boden seems to be watching his development from the crown prince to the hard-hitting king with almost childlike innocence from afar. Vocally as enthralling as the whole ensemble.”
O-Ton, 16 May 2019

“The tenor Samuel Boden is the young boy, with a soft and clear voice, deliberately innocent and naive, nevertheless sufficiently projected, then gaining confidence in the final scene, where he became a Young King avenging his father and making up for his mistakes by banishing music, while keeping his youthful freshness.”
Olyrix, 15 May 2019

Samuel Boden remain[s] outstanding”
Classica, May 2019