A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, tenor Samuel Hall went on to study with John Maloy at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.Since reaching the semifinals of Cincinnati Opera’s Opera Idol competition in 2011, Sam has performed on the concert stage, in musical theater, operetta, and opera.
In 2015 Sam had his Opera Columbus mainstage debut as Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro. Sam then went on to work as an Emerging Artist with St. Petersburg Opera, covering the roles of Calàf in Turandot and Don José in Carmen. This year, he worked as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, then appeared as Benvolio in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in April.
This fall he returns to St. Petersburg Opera to cover the role of Manrico in Il Trovatore.
Other opera credits have included Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi), King Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors), and Nelson Deadly (Too Many Sopranos), as well as covering the role of Canio (Pagliacci), all with Opera Project Columbus.
In addition to his operatic roles, Sam played Monsieur Thénardier in Mansfield Renaissance Theater’s production of Les Misérables, was the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New Albany Symphony, played Prince Karl Franz in Orlando Light Opera’s production of The Student Prince, and performed excerpts from Madama Butterfly with Maestro Sforzini and the Tampa Bay Symphony.
Il Trovatore – Manrico Cover
Carmen – Don Jose Cover
Turandot – Calaf Cover