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Boden, Samuel (tenor)
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Samuel Boden (tenor)

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, as well as awards from the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the Samling Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Throughout college and after leaving in 2008, he worked with many leading ensembles, including Ex Cathedra, The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is increasingly in demand as a soloist, on both the concert platform and the stage, and across a wide spectrum of styles and eras from Roman laments and Elizabethan lute songs through to West Side Story for the 50th Anniversary World Tour.

Samuel’s grounding in choral music has contributed to his deeper involvement with, and love for, early music. His love of languages, most notably French, has led to an interest in the French Baroque. As a high light lyric tenor, he has been exploring the haute-contre repertoire and enjoys a busy schedule of such performances. This repertoire has included the title role in Charpentier’s Actéon for Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm, Hippolyte in Hippolyte et Aricie with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, and Abaris in Les Boréades with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

In current recital programmes Samuel performs lute song repertoire with Paula Chateauneuf, and Britten, Fauré, Debussy and Hahn with harpist Iris Torossian. His growing discography encompasses works by Charpentier, Rameau, Monteverdi, Bach, Daniel Purcell and Alec Roth.

Outside of his performance life, Samuel is an extreme sports enthusiast and enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and downhill mountain biking.


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