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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
Papageno
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
Opera Anywhere
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
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Dorset Opera Festival
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Nabucco (Verdi)
Dorset Opera Festival
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
Downton Abbey Live Open Air Concert (John Lunn, Haydn Wood, Nat D. Ayer)
Cuffe & Taylor, Big Screen Live, Highclere Castle
2019
Soloist
Songs at Six - En chantant des Chansons (various composers)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2018
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
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

1st Bass Chorus
Messa di Reqiuem (Verdi)
Philharmonia Chorus/BBC Concert Orchestra
2019
1st Bass Chorus
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
Britten Sinfonia Voice/Britten Sinfonia
2019
1st Bass Chorus
L’enfance du Christ (Berlioz)
Britten Sinfonia Voices/Hallé/BBC Proms
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 under the tuition of Marcus van den Akker, 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. He performs with ensembles such as the Britten Sinfonia Voices and the Philharmonia Chorus, in prolific venues including the Barbican Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall and King’s College Cambridge. 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 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 has worked as both a soloist and chorus member for companies including Iford Arts, Opera Anywhere, Oxford Opera, Bampton Classical Opera, Dorset Opera Festival and Bath International Music Festival. Credits include Papageno (The Magic Flute), Moralès (Carmen), Don Alonzo (Le Cid), Coryphée (Le Comte Ory), Herald (Macbeth), Squire (Thomas and Sally), Moore (The Dragon of Wantley), Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Speaker (The Magic Flute).

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).

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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