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


musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 25:
Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 23:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Christmas Eve’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 22:
Puccini’s ‘La bohème’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 17:
Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s ‘Covid fan tutte’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 7:
Chris de Burgh’s ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 5:
Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’
(Classical and Opera Features)
musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 2:
Humperdinck’s ‘Hänsel und Gretel’
(Classical and Opera Features)
Preview: Longborough Festival Opera’s Pagliacci (Classical and Opera Features)
Bostridge / Connolly / Drake / Carducci Quartet @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Sir András Schiff @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Proms 2020 Live: The Last Night of the Proms @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Why I Love… Ariadne auf Naxos (Classical and Opera Features)
Preview: Opera Holland Park’s August 2020 Performances (Classical and Opera Features)
Preview: Nevill Holt Opera’s New 2020 Season (Classical and Opera Features)
Why I Love… Tosca (Classical and Opera Features)
Connecting Stars: Supporting Isolated People and Struggling Artists (Classical and Opera Features)
Why I Love… Die Walküre (Classical and Opera Features)
Why I Love… Salieri (Classical and Opera Features)
Gloriana @ Royal Opera House, London (online) (Opera and Classical Reviews)
Why I Love… La traviata (Classical and Opera Features)
Così fan tutte @ Royal Opera House, London (online) (Opera and Classical Reviews)