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Tenor Samuel Boden has developed an international opera and concert career with triumphs in the fields of early and contemporary music. Recent highlights include creating the roles of Boy and Young King in George Benjamin Lessons in love and violence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden followed by performances at the Dutch National Opera, Hamburg State Opera and Opéra de Lyon as well as the title roles of Monteverdi L’Orfeo and Gluck Orphée et Euridyce for the Nederlandse Reisopera.

He has sung many of the Rameau and Charpentier haute-contre roles and Cavalli L’Ormindo. Other engagements include Oronte Alcina in Karlsruhe, Damon Acis & Galatea in Salzburg, Poet in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun at Aldeburgh and Anthony Sweeney Todd in Bergen.

Samuel regularly appears the foremost period ensembles such as Arcangelo, Collegium Vocale Gent, Ensemble Pygmalion, the Gabrieli Consort, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Early Opera Company and Wiener Akademie as well as symphony and chamber orchestras: the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. He has enjoyed collaborating with conductors Giovanni Antonini, George Benjamin, Harry Bicket, John Butt, William Christie, Jonathan Cohen, Teodor Currentzis, Christian Curnyn, Damien Guillon, Emmanuelle Haïm, Martin Haselböck,  Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Sakari Oramo, Natalie Stutzmann, Marc Minkowski, Raphaël Pichon, Jeffrey Skidmore, John Storgårds and Ryan Wigglesworth.

His growing discography includes discs of Monteverdi, Charpentier, Daniel Purcell, Rameau and Bach alongside Tansy Davies, Alec Roth and George Benjamin on Hyperion, Erato, Archiv, Chandos OAE Released, Nimbus, Resonus Classics, NMC, Signum and Opus Arte.

Samuel’s 20/21 season plans include débuts at Opernhaus Zürich, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, The Chatelet Paris and with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He will make his US début singing Bach with the Orchestra of St Luke’s and Bernard Labadie.