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Sam Young

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Leporello​
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Rogue Opera
2019
Guglielmo
Così fan tutte (in English) (Mozart)
Flat Pack Music
2019
Alfio
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
North Wales Opera
2019
Sacristan
Tosca (Puccini)
North Wales Opera
2019
Papageno
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
Opera Anywhere
2019
Don Alonzo
Le Cid (Massenet)
Dorset Opera Festival
2018
Coryphée
Le Comte Ory (Rossini)
Dorset Opera Festival
2017
Le Duc
La jolie fille de Perth (Bizet)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
Mr Flint, the Sailing Master
Billy Budd (Britten)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
Herald
Macbeth (Verdi)
Dorset Opera Festival
2016
Squire
Thomas and Sally (Arne)
Bath International Music Festival
2016
Moore
The Dragon of Wantley (Lampe)
Bath International Music Festival
2015
Pluto
Orphée aux enfers (in English) (Offenbach)
Bath Spa University
2014
Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro (in English) (Mozart)
Bath Spa University
2013
Speaker
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
Bath Spa University
2012
Sam
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
Moralès
Carmen (Bizet)
Oxford Opera Company
2019

Chorus

1st Bass Chorus
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Dorset Opera Festival
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Nabucco (Verdi)
Dorset Opera Festival
2019
2nd Tenor Chorus
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Iford Arts
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Bampton Classical Opera
2018
1st Bass Chorus
Le Cid (Massenet)
Dorset Opera Festival
2018
1st Bass Chorus
La bohème (Puccini)
Dorset Opera Festival
2018
2nd Bass Chorus
Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
1st Bass Chorus
Le Comte Ory (Rossini)
Dorset Opera Festival
2017
1st Bass Chorus
Faust (Gounod)
Dorset Opera Festival
2017
1st Bass Chorus
Macbeth (Verdi)
Dorset Opera Festival
2016
1st Bass Chorus
Eugene Onegin (in English) (Tchaikovsky)
Dorset Opera Festival
2016

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Opera in the City Festival / Time Zone Theatre Ltd
2019
Soloist
Downton Abbey Live Open Air Concert (John Lunn, Haydn Wood, Nat D. Ayer)
Cuffe & Taylor, Big Screen Live, Highclere Castle
2019
Jesus/bass soloist
St John’s Passion (Bach)
Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, UK
2019
Soloist
Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms)
The Guard's Chapel, Westminster, London, UK
2019
Soloist
Songs at Six - En chantant des Chansons (various composers)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
Haman
Esther (Handel)
St Alphege Church, Greenwich, London, UK
2018
Soloist
Te Deum (Featherstone)
Sevenoaks Festival, Sevenoaks, UK
2017
Soloist
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
2016
Soloist
Violetta's Party (various composers)
Iford Arts
2015

Choral

2nd Bass Chorus
Symphony No. 8 (Mahler)
Philharmonia Chorus/Orchestre National de Lille
2019
1st Bass Chorus
L’enfance du Christ (Berlioz)
Britten Sinfonia Voices/Hallé/BBC Proms
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
Britten Sinfonia Voice/Britten Sinfonia
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Messa di Reqiuem (Verdi)
Philharmonia Chorus/BBC Concert Orchestra
2019

Film/TV

Male singer (soundtrack)
Urban Myths (S3 Ep3: Bleak House Guest) (music by Rebecca Dale)
Sky Arts
2019
Bass chorus
Lucy Worsely: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music (music by Roderick Williams)
BBC4
2017

Discography

1st Bass Chorus
Bath Camerata: The Passsing of the Year (Todd, WIlliams, McDowall, Watkins, Dove etc.)
SOMM Recordings
2019
Bass soloist/chorus
Te Deum (Featherstone)
Harmonia Mundi
2017

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Sam Young - Being Alive (Sondheim)

Sam Young - E fra quest'ansie / E allor perchè (Leoncavallo)

Sam Young - Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Korngold)

Sam Young - Per me giunto è di supremo (Verdi)

Photo by A.Staten

Photo by A.Staten

Photo by A.Staten

Photo by A.Staten

Winner, Bath Spa University Classical Performance Award (2014)

Competitions

Winner, Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize (2018)

Finalist, Dean & Chadlington Singing Competition (2015)

Advance Certificate
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2017–2018
MMus Performance
Bath Spa University
2014–2015
BA (Hons) Music
Bath Spa University
2011–2014

British baritone Sam Young trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having previously studied at Bath Spa University. His awards include the Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize at GSMD and the Bath Spa University Music Performance Award. He was a finalist in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition in 2015.

Sam has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. In 2019 he performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of London at Downton Abbey Live Open Air Concert at Highclere Castle. Other solo concert and oratorio credits include Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at Opera in the City Festival 2019, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Jesus in Bach’s St John’s Passion, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haman in Handel’s Esther, Howell’s Requiem, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Violetta’s Party with Iford Arts.

In opera, Sam’s credits include Sacristan in Tosca, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (North Wales Opera), Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Flat Pack Music), Papageno in The Magic Flute (Opera Anywhere), Moralès in Carmen (Oxford Opera), Don Alonzo in Le Cid, Coryphée in Le Comte Ory, Herald in Macbeth (Dorset Opera Festival), Squire in Thomas and Sally, Moore in The Dragon of Wantley (Bath International Music Festival). He has been a chorus member for other companies including Iford Arts and Bampton Classical Opera.

Sam’s recording credits include the soundtrack of Urban Myths: Bleak House Guest (Sky Arts), Bath Camerata’s The Passing of the Year (SOMM Recordings) and John Featherstone’s Te Deum (Harmonia Mundi). He has appeared on television as part of Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music (BBC4).

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