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

La canterina @ Wigmore Hall, London (Reviews)
Il barbiere di Siviglia @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Divine Comedies @ St John’s, Smith Square, London (Reviews)
Roundup: BBC Proms 2016 (Features)
Proms at… Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham, London (Reviews)
Prom 60: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester / Jordan @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 53: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Petrenko @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Prom 40: Britten Sinfonia / Adès @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Reviews)
Proms at… Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London (Reviews)
Thunderstorm @ Coliseum, London (Reviews)
The Queen of Spades @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Così fan tutte @ West Green House Opera, Hartley Wintney (Reviews)
Béatrice et Bénédict @ Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes (Reviews)
La Cenerentola @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
Die Fledermaus @ Opera Holland Park, London (Reviews)
The Creation @ Garsington Opera, Wormsley (Reviews)
Tristan und Isolde @ Grange Park Opera, Alresford (Reviews)
Götterdämmerung @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Il trovatore @ Royal Opera House, London (Reviews)
Siegfried @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Die Walküre @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)