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

Un giorno di regno @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)
The Silver Lake @ Hackney Empire, London (Reviews)
William Alwyn’s Miss Julie @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Stephen Storace’s Bride and Gloom @ St John’s, Smith Square, London (Reviews)
Prom 75: The Last Night of the Proms 2019 @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 74: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover / Manze @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 61: Vienna Philharmonic / Orozco-Estrada @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 51: Die Zauberflöte @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 34: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Barenboim @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
La Calisto @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
L’inganno felice / La Cenerentola @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Guys and Dolls @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
Die Fledermaus @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
L’arlesiana @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Don Giovanni @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
The Final Fling with Simon Keenlyside and Jazz Friends @ Grange Park Opera, West Horsley (Reviews)
The Demon @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Reviews)
Così fan tutte @ Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough (Reviews)