Samuel Levine | Tenor


Samuel Levine

The First Child


Samuel Levine was born in Boston and graduated from The Juilliard School. The “wonderfully appealing,” “ardent tenor” (The New York Times) is in great demand for his cutting-edge work with opera’s top directors, his “full-bodied” and “bright-voiced” tenor (The Wall Street Journal), deeply sensitive musicianship, and winning charisma on stage. Current season highlights include Arv in Tobias Kratzer’s new production of Nielsen’s Maskerade and Edrisi in Szymanowski’s King Roger at Oper Frankfurt, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Frankfurt, and Jack in Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain at the Stadttheater Giessen. Other recent highlights include new productions of Wagner’s Tannhäuser at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Brett Dean’s Hamlet at Oper Köln, Wagner’s Lohengrin and Humperdinck’s Königskinder at Tyrolean Festspiele Erl, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Mannheim National Theatre, and Aribert Reimann’s L’Invisible at Staatstheater Braunschweig, as well as Aus Einem Totenhaus, Olga Neuwirth’s Lost Highway, and Manfred Trojahn’s Enrico at Oper Frankfurt. A champion of new music, Mr. Levine has originated 11 roles to date including Léon in the new performing edition of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Wexford Festival Opera, which won the Best Opera award in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. He also regularly collaborates with innovative directors to present existing works in new, daring ways. Awards have included the 2017 Gerda Lissner Foundation Grant Award, 2013 Liederkranz Competition, 2011 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, 2010 Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Southeast Region.

May 2022