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

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)
La traviata @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
Kiss Me Kate @ Coliseum, London (Reviews)
Falstaff @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
Le nozze di Figaro @ Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough (Reviews)
Der fliegende Holländer @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
La finta semplice @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Reviews)
Oklahoma! @ Grange Park Opera, West Horsley (Reviews)
The Long Christmas Dinner / A Dinner Engagement @ Silk Street Theatre, London (Reviews)
Così fan tutte @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
La traviata @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Der Schauspieldirektor / Bastien und Bastienne @ Various Locations (Reviews)
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Rieder @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Effigies of Wickedness! @ Gate Theatre, London (Reviews)
Orfeo ed Euridice @ St John’s, Smith Square, London (Reviews)
Mahan Esfahani @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Chess @ Coliseum, London (Reviews)