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

Prom 45: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Proms at … Southwark Cathedral, London (Reviews)
Prom 31: La damnation de Faust @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Orfeo ed Euridice @ Greenwood Theatre, London (Reviews)
Rita / Die Entführung aus dem Serail @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Silver Birch @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
Un ballo in maschera @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
The Merchant of Venice @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Zazà @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Kát’a Kabanová @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Don Pasquale @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes (Reviews)
Turandot @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
The Dream of Gerontius @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Fidelio @ Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough (Reviews)
Ariadne auf Naxos @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes (Reviews)
Bryn and Zen @ Grange Park Opera, West Horsley (Reviews)
Charlie Parker’s Yardbird @ Hackney Empire, London (Reviews)
Apollo et Hyancinthus @ St. John’s, Smith Square, London (Reviews)
Carmen @ The Grange Festival, Alresford (Reviews)
A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Rodgers & Hart @ The Grange Festival, Alresford (Reviews)
Verdi’s Messa da Requiem @ The Grange Festival, Alresford (Reviews)