British tenor Samuel Boden began his professional career as a chef before studying singing with John Wakefield at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Opera engagements include Boy and Young King in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Holland Festival; Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at the Roundhouse and the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (both venues of the Royal Opera House); Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and Theater St. Gallen; Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Nederlandse Reisopera; and Prologue and Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw under Jan Latham-Koenig baton in Mexico City. He has sung in Rameau’s opera parts of Hippolyte in concert version of Hippolyte et Aricie with Ensemble Pygmalion with Raphaël Pichon, the title role in Rameau’s Pigmalion at the Pinchgut Opera in Sydney, Abaris in Les Boréades at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Castor in Castor et Pollux with the Early Opera Company with Christian Curnyn, and in 2016 presented part of Damon in Acis und Galatea – Trilogie production at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg with Les Musiciens du Louvre with Marc Minkowski.
Samuel Boden has appeared with many highly-regarded period ensembles as well as symphony and chamber orchestras: the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Giovanni Antonini; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Nathalie Stutzmann; Gabrieli Consort with Paul McCreesh; Royal Northern Sinfonia with Thomas Zehetmair; Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Harry Bicket; Les Arts Florissants with William Christie, and Arcangelo with Jonathan Cohen; BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis, John Storgårds, Sakari Oramo and Giancarlo Guerrero; hr-Sinfonieorchester with Emmanuelle Haïm; Collegium Vocale Gent with Philippe Herreweghe; Orchester Wiener Akademie with Martin Haselböck, and Salzburg Camerata with Teodor Currentzis. His growing discography includes Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and CDs with music of Monteverdi, Charpentier, Daniel Purcell, Rameau, Bach, as well as contemporary composers Tansy Davies and Alec Roth.