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Sam Young

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Don Alonzo
Le Cid (Massenet)
Dorset Opera Festival
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
Sam
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)
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 (Mozart)
Bath Spa University
2012

Chorus

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

Haman
Esther (Handel)
St Alphege Church, Greenwich
2018

Film/TV

1st Bass Chorus
Lucy Worsely: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music (Preces & Responses by Roderick Williams)
BBC4
2017

Discography

Bass soloist/chorus
Te Deum (John 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)

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Winner, Bath Spa University Classical Performance Award (2018)

Winner, Bath Spa University Classical Performance Award (2014)

Competitions

Winner, Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize (2018)

Finalist, Dean & Chadlington Simging 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 studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Advanced Certificate course 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 performed as a soloist as part of Bath International Music Festival, Dorset Opera Festival, alongside Iford Arts, and has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. He has been a participant in masterclasses with esteemed singers and practitioners such as John Shirley-Quirk, Isobel Buchanan and Christopher Cowell. Sam’s 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 operatic roles include Don Alonzo (Le Cid); Le Duc (Scene, La jolie fille de Perth); Sailing Master (Scene, Billy Budd); Coryphée 2 (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).

Sam has previously been a member of award-winning chamber choir Bath Camerata, with whom he has recorded with as a soloist and made television appearances. Sam is also 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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