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


La Voix humaine and Les Mamelles de Tirésias create a varied and fascinating double bill at Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Spell Book and La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina create an enchanting double bill at Longborough Festival Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
L’elisir d’amore is just the tonic at West Green House Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Little Women the opera makes its UK debut at Opera Holland Park (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Prom 13: Glyndebourne’s The Wreckers moves inland to the Albert Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Le nozze di Figaro takes West Green House Opera to the next level (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Margot la Rouge and Le Villi make a compelling double bill at Opera Holland Park (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Carmen proves unstoppable at Longborough Festival Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Turn of the Screw is pitch perfect at Garsington Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Yeomen of the Guard brings the Tower of London to The Grange Festival (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Barber of Seville is razor sharp at Nevill Holt Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Die tote Stadt packs a punch at Longborough Festival Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
La bohème on a small scale but with a big heart at Nevill Holt Opera (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Carmen: An innovative and refreshing take on a classic at Opera Holland Park (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Eugene Onegin opens Opera Holland Park’s 2022 Season in tremendous style  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Siegfried is Another Triumph in Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida in Schubert and Beethoven at the Wigmore Hall  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Jubilee String Quartet performs Schubert on a Sunday morning (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Oklahoma! but not as we know it at the Young Vic (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
La resurrezione makes Easter Monday complete at St Martin-in-the-Fields  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Fernando, re di Castiglia is complete once more (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)