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

Mahan Esfahani @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Candide @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Allegri Quartet @ King’s Place, London (Reviews)
Academy of Ancient Music / Collins @ Milton Court Concert Hall, London (Reviews)
Le Willis @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
The Silver Tassie @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
The Rake’s Progress @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
The Triumph of Time and Truth @ King’s Place, London (Reviews)
Company @ Gielgud Theatre, London (Reviews)
Dido and Aeneas / Jonas / I Will Not Speak @ Hackney Empire, London (Reviews)
Julian Joseph’s Tristan & Isolde @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Reviews)
Siegfried @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Die Walküre @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Das Rheingold @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Isouard’s Cendrillon @ St John’s, Smith Square, London (Reviews)
Prom 75: The Last Night of the Proms 2018 @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 74: Theodora @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 72: Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Oundjian @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Proms at Alexandra Palace: Trial by Jury @ Alexandra Palace Theatre, London (Reviews)
Prom 64: London Philharmonic Orchestra / Orozco-Estrada @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Proms at Cadogan Hall 7: Bernstein on Broadway and Beyond @ Cadogan Hall, London (Reviews)