Samuel Sakker

TENOR

Northern Ireland-based Australian tenor Samuel Sakker is garnering attention as an emerging Heldentenor of distinction, and is in increasing demand with leading opera companies and orchestras internationally.

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Samuel Sakker | Isolde kommt.......Kurwenal siehst du es nicht | Act 3 Tristan und Isolde

Samuel Sakker | Siegmund Excerpt | Die Walküre | 1st orchestral rehearsal - February 2022

Samuel Sakker | Ein Schwert | Siegmund | Die Walküre | 1st orchestral rehearsal - February 2022

Samuel Sakker | Winterstürme | Die Walküre | 1st orchestral rehearsal - February 2022

Samuel Sakker | Nessun Dorma | Hong Kong Recital, 2023

Samuel Sakker | Faust | Faust et Hélène | Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Samuel Sakker | Erik Act 3 Aria | Der Fliegende Holländer | Wagner

Samuel Sakker | Der Trunkene im Frühling | Das Lied Von Der Erde | Mahler | Royal Opera House

Winner of the Wagner Society Singing Competition, Sakker’s operatic highlights include Tristan Tristan und Isolde (Opéra National de Lorraine; Opera Ballet Vlaanderen; Opera Théâtre de Caen); Erik Der Fliegende Holländer (Opéra Angers-Nantes; Opéra de Rennes; Nederlandse Reisopera; Cape Town Opera); Siegmund Die Walküre and Pollione Norma (Melbourne Opera); Boris and Tikhon Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera); Florestan Fidelio (Lyric Opera Ireland); Don Josè Carmen (Danish National Opera); Macduff Macbeth (Grange Festival Opera; Melbourne Opera); and subsequent roles with Royal Opera House, Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Opera Queensland, Opera Holland Park, State Opera of South Australia, West Australian Opera, Victorian Opera, and at the Adelaide Festival.

On the concert platform he has performed Tristan Tristan und Islode Act 2 (Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra); Mahler’s Das lied von der Erde (Stadttheater Klagenfurt; Bolzano, Italy; Royal Ballet; English National Ballet); Beethoven 9th Symphony (Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); the title role in Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & BBC Symphony Orchestra); Verdi’s Messa de Requiem (Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand); Mozart’s Requiem (Japan; Cadogan Hall); Handel’s Messiah (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra); A Child of our Time (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); James Nolan in the Grammy nominated recording of Dr Atomic, which was also performed in concert at the Barbican under the baton of John Adams (BBC Symphony Orchestra); and Ulrik in William Alwyn’s Miss Julie (BBC Symphony Orchestra; recorded on the Chandos label) with conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Alan Gilbert, Hartmut Haenchen, Daniel Oren, Dan Ettinger, Marc Minkovski, Nicola Luisotti, Sakari Oramo, James Gaffigan, Leo Hussain, and Alejo Pérez.

Current projects include Florestan Fidelio under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel (Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra); Tristan Tristan und Isolde (Teatro Massimo di Palermo & Opernhaus Wuppertal); and title role Lohengrin (Ópera de Oviedo). The coming seasons see him return to Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Opéra national de Lorraine, and make debuts with the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Graz, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

Samuel Sakker is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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