Orff Carmina Burana – BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
“Tenor Samuel Boden played the comically poignant role of the strangled, roasted swan to perfection.”
Nottingham Post, 14 March 2016

Couperin, Blow and Charpentier For Bastille Day – Arcangelo at the Wigmore Hall
“Samuel Boden…More pristine vocal flourishes than his would be hard to come by.”
The Financial Times, 15 July 2015
“It was Samuel Boden’s beautifully lyric voice which was to the fore, but there was a firmness to his fluid high tenor too.”
Planet Hugill, 15 July 2015

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.”, 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

Purcell King Arthur – Early Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall
“Boden showed off his easy lyric tenor…and demonstrated his flexibility by doubling as the third nymph in the trio of nymphs”
Planet Hugill, 13 February 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

Stravinsky Oedipus Rex – BBC Proms
“Samuel Boden as the Shepherd [was] both incisive and superb…”
The Guardian, 8 August 2014

Rameau Les Boréades – Aix-en-Provence Festival
“Samuel Boden, Abaris … A beautiful tenor voice, flexible and powerful”
Destimed 19 July 2014
“British tenor Samuel Boden… achieves a personal triumph thanks to his clear, bright timbre, stylistic intelligence, his admirable clarity of diction and his flawless virtuosity.”
Opera Online, 21 July 2014

Relique di Roma III –  Rossi, Carissimi, Stradella – Atalante directed by Erin Headley.
“sung equally exquisitely by Samuel Boden.”
Musicweb Disc of the Month. June 2014

Death Actually (Jesu, Meine Freude) – Spitalfields Music Festival
“It’s a golden age for young British tenors, and we heard another of astonishing musicality in the Bach, Samuel Boden.”
The Arts Desk, 22 June 2014

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 – Ex Cathedra
“…Boden delivered the best solo of the evening – combining a warm, effortless and smooth style with impressive emotive inflexions.”
Seen and Heard International, 10 April 2012

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