British tenor Samuel Boden began his professional career as a chef before studying singing with John Wakefield at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Opera engagements include the title role of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo for the Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Orphée in Gluck Orphée et Euridyce with Nationale Reisopera and Prologue and Quint The Turn of the Screw with The Koenig Ensemble in Mexico. He has sung Charpentier’s Actéon for Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille and Hippolyte Hippolyte et Aricie in concert with Ensemble Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon; Abaris Les Boréades in concert at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Damon Acis & Galatea in the Salzburg Mozart Week both with Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski and Castor Castor et Pollux with the Early Opera Company / Curnyn.
Samuel has appeared with many highly-regarded period ensembles as well as symphony and chamber orchestras: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Giovanni Antonini, Gabrieli Consort / Paul McCreesh, the Royal Northern Sinfonia / Thomas Zehetmair, Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Harry Bicket, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas Kraemer, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie and Jonathan Cohen; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis, John Storgards, Sakari Oramo and Giancarlo Guerro; Frankfurt Radio Orchestra / Haïm; Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe; Wiener Akademie / Martin Haselböck and Salzburg Camerata / Teodor Currentzis.
His growing discography includes Berlioz Roméo et Juliette with the BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis and discs of Monteverdi, Charpentier, Daniel Purcell, Rameau, Bach alongside Tansy Davies and Alec Roth.
Amongst his recent and forthcoming engagements are Bach with the Rotterdam Philharmonic / Natalie Stutzmann, the title role Rameau Pigmalion with Pinchgut Opera Sydney, Telemaco Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at The Round House for the Royal Opera House and creating a role in George Benjamin’s Lessons in love and violence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden followed by performances in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Lyon and Paris.