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


Natalie Clein serves up a Sunday morning treat with solo cello works at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
All French but considerably varied: Three Violin Sonatas from Elena Urioste and Tom Poster at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Amatis Piano Trio proves the best things come in threes at the Wigmore Hall   (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Manchester Camerata and Jess Gillam bring magic and class to Nevill Holt Opera’s winter festival (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Leif Ove Andsnes presents a model recital at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Elias String Quartet brings a feeling of perfection to the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Das Rheingold begins Regents Opera’s new Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Freemasons’ Hall  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Tristan und Isolde from The London Opera Company at St John’s, Smith Square (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Les Arts Florissants delight a Wigmore Hall audience with the music of the court of Louis XIII (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam present a morning of Russian music at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Nevill Holt Opera’s 2022 winter festival promises candlelit magic (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Prom 65: Daniel Harding leads the Berlin Philharmonic in Schnittke and Bruckner (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 64: András Schiff’s Beethoven piano sonatas keep the audience transfixed throughout (BBC Proms reviews)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2022: Reflections on the first full-scale summer season in three years (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Sir John in Love brings British Youth Opera to Opera Holland Park (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
HMS Pinafore sets sail at Opera Holland Park (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
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 (BBC Proms reviews)