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Samuel Boden

The tenor Samuel Boden started as a chef –  but changed to singing Tony in West Side Story, as well as old greek heroes like Abadis and Orfeo. Autumn 2019 we meet him as the young sailor in love: Anthony in Sweeney Todd.

Having originally trained and worked as a chef, British tenor Samuel Boden changed his career path and studied  singing under John Wakefield at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He received numerous awards including the Ricordi Opera Prize and the Derek Butler London Prize.

Throughout college and after leaving in 2008, he  worked extensively in the UK and internationally  with many leading ensembles, including Ex Cathedra, The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  His repertoaire ranges from Roman laments and Elizabethan lute songs, through to  singing Tony in West Side Story for the 50th Anniversary World Tour.

One of his specialities is early music, like singing Abaris  in the opera Les Boréades by Rameau with Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski at the Aix-en-Provence festival. In January 2020 Samuel Boden will sing the title role in Nederlandse Reisopera’s new production of the opera L'Orfeo by Monteverdi.

The role as the young sailor Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd marks his first visit to Bergen National Opera.