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


Esther review – Solomon’s Knot provides a Bank Holiday treat at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Et In Arcadia Ego: Madrigals in Arcadia review – Collegium Vocale Gent at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Die Zauberflöte review – first revival of Barbe & Doucet’s production at Glyndebourne (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Arianna in Creta review – La Nuova Musica and David Bates at St George’s, Hanover Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
St John Passion review – a tercentenary performance at St George’s, Hanover Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Handel’s Brockes-Passion review – Spy Wednesday at St George’s, Hanover Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Esther review – the first English Oratorio at St George’s, Hanover Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Preview – Opera Holland Park’s 2024 season promises everything from Handel to Puccini (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Lakmé review – Chelsea Opera Group thrill a packed Cadogan Hall  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Preview – Nevill Holt Festival’s 2024 season has something for everyone (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Preview – West Green House Opera’s 2024 season promises innovation in the most idyllic of settings (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Siegfried review – the latest instalment in Regents Opera’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Freemasons’ Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Elijah review – The London Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pappano deliver the goods at the Barbican Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Simply Quartet review – Haydn, Webern and Beethoven make Sunday morning complete at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Brentano String Quartet review – Beethoven with a sprinkling of Purcell, Bach and MacMillan at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Pacific Overtures review – Sondheim’s underrated masterpiece at the Menier Chocolate Factory  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Preview – Longborough Festival Opera’s 2024 season includes a complete Ring Cycle (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Die Walküre review – The London Opera Company at St John’s, Smith Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Respighi Opera Double Bill review – the Guildhall School of Music & Drama performs two extremely worthwhile rarities  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Esther Yoo and Jae Hong Park review – a dazzling display of technique and virtuosity at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno review – The English Concert shines at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)