Sam Smith

Here's everything published by this contributor on musicOMH.


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

Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song, London Jazz Festival @ Barbican, London (Live)
Preview: London Jazz Festival 2012 (Previews)
Alina Ibragimova @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Elina Garanča @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 22: BBC Philharmonic/Noseda @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Otello @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Gianni Schicchi @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Così fan tutte @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Lucia di Lammermoor @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Salome @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
La bohème @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Falstaff @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
The English Concert/Bicket @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
La fille du régiment @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
LSO/Davis @ Barbican Hall, London, 19 (Reviews)
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra/Gergiev @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)
Miss Fortune @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
OAE/Cummings @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Reviews)
Le nozze di Figaro @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Deustche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Langrée @ Barbican Hall, London (Reviews)