English tenor Samuel Smith made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Chulak (The Firework-Maker’s Daughter).
Smith was born in Dorset. He studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Opera engagements include the four servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Diva Opera and Federico (Stiffelio) for Chelsea Opera Group. His other roles include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don José (Carmen), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Rodolfo (La bohème), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Johnny Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan) and Cat/Lampwick (Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio).
Smith’s concert engagements include F.W. Harvey (Burnside’s A Soldier and a Maker, world premiere) for Cheltenham Music Festival and numerous performances around the UK in such repertory as the Messiah, Saul, Nelson Mass, The Creation and Mozart’s Requiem.