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

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)
Vanessa @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes (Reviews)
L’incoronazione di Poppea @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
Candide / Midday Music @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Ba-ta-clan / Madama Butterfly @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Marvellous Party! @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Prom 11: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Søndergård @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
L’Ange de Nisida @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Ariadne auf Naxos @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Isabeau @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Ariadne auf Naxos @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
Pushkin @ Grange Park Opera, West Horsley (Reviews)
Candide @ The Grange Festival, Alresford (Reviews)
The Skating Rink @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
Pelléas et Mélisande @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes (Reviews)