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Sam Young

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Moralès
Carmen (Bizet)
Oxford Opera Company
2019
Don Alonzo
Le Cid (Massenet)
Dorset Opera Festival
2018
Sam
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
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
Coryphée
Le Comte Ory (Rossini)
Dorset Opera Festival
2017
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

Chorus

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

Jesus/bass soloist
St John’s Passion (Bach)
Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, UK
2019
Soloist
Songs at Six - En chantant des Chansons (various composers)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
Soloist
Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms)
The Guard's Chapel, Westminster, London, UK
2019
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

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 - 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 under the tuition of Marcus van den Akker. He previously completed his Masters and Bachelor of Arts at Bath Spa University under Henry Moss.

Over the years Sam has worked with companies such as Oxford Opera Company, Iford Arts, Dorset Opera Festival, Bampton Classical Opera, Bath International Music Festival, and has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. His awards include the Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize at GSMD and The Bath Spa University Performance Award. He was a finalist in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition in 2015.

Some of Sam’s opera and oratorio credits include Jesus (St John’s Passion); Moralès (Carmen); Don Alonzo (Le Cid); Haman (Esther); Coryphée (Le Comte Ory); Herald (Macbeth); Squire (Thomas and Sally); Moore (The Dragon of Wantley); Pluto (Orphée aux enfers); Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro); Speaker (Die Zauberflöte). His recording credits for both television and studio albums include Bath Camerata’s The Passing of the Year (SOMM Recordings); John Featherstone’s Te Deum (Harmonia Mundi); Urban Myths (Sky Arts) and Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music (BBC4).

Sam is a composer in his spare time, having written music for groups such as the Delta Saxophone Quartet and Plus Minus Ensemble. He is the composer of original rock musical Dennis! which has been performed multiple times in the South of England.

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