Sam Smith

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Sam Smith is an NHS Manager by day, and, for five years now, a reviewer by night. He covers opera, classical music and the occasional piece of jazz for musicOMH, and theatre and ballet for other websites. He has a PhD in Political History from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a particular love of Wagner. He fondly remembers going to Bayreuth at the age of seven to watch the entire Ring Cycle, and his signed book from Wolfgang and Gudrun remains one of his most cherished possessions. He is just at home, however, listening to a Handel oratorio, and loves the gargantuan Proms as much as the intimate Wigmore Hall. More generally, Sam has a wide ranging interest in the performing arts, art and architecture, and has been known to have spent more time in exhibitions on the Italian Renaissance or German Expressionism than it would take to see Götterdämmerung!
Sam Smith

Articles by Sam Smith

Fantasio @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough (Reviews)
Un ballo in maschera @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Porgy and Bess @ Grange Park Opera, West Horsley (Reviews)
Das Rheingold @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
Manon Lescaut @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Agrippina @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Lagrime di San Pietro @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Donnerstag aus Licht @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Paul Bunyan @ Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (Reviews)
Man of La Mancha @ Coliseum, London (Reviews)
Venceslao @ St George’s, Hanover Square, London (Reviews)
Handel’s Brockes-Passion @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Aci, Galatea e Polifemo @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
St John Passion @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Piramo e Tisbe @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)
Fiddler on the Roof @ Playhouse Theatre, London (Reviews)
Mefistofele @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Reviews)
The Turn of the Screw @ Bury Court Opera, Bentley (Reviews)
Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra @ Hackney Empire, London (Reviews)
Preview: Longborough Festival Opera 2019 (Features)