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

Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida in Schubert and Beethoven at the Wigmore Hall  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Jubilee String Quartet performs Schubert on a Sunday morning (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Oklahoma! but not as we know it at the Young Vic (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
La resurrezione makes Easter Monday complete at St Martin-in-the-Fields  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Fernando, re di Castiglia is complete once more (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Opera Holland Park’s 2022 Season promises riches in abundance (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Oberto: A mystery that the Chelsea Opera Group delights in revealing (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato proves a Handel rarity that should be far better known  (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Longborough Festival Opera’s 2022 Season isn’t just about Wagner (Opera + Classical Music Features)
The Golden Cockerel begins its ‘English Tour’ at the Hackney Empire (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich in works by Prokofiev and Mozart at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Zoltán Fejérvári brings an hour of sheer bliss to the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
West Green House Opera’s 2022 season takes place on a lake (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Gidon Kremer’s 75th Birthday Concert at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Nevill Holt Opera’s 2022 season has something for everyone (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Günther Groissböck & Malcolm Martineau deserve six stars (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The English Concert dazzle with Handel at the Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Gerhaher / Huber @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Chiaroscuro Quartet @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Barton / Heggie @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Elijah @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)