Samuel Sakker

TENOR

Winner of the 2017 Wagner Society Singing Competition, London based Australian tenor, Samuel Sakker studied Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, and later, Commerce at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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Samuel Sakker | Faust | Faust et Hélène | Lili Boulanger

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

Sakker opens the 2019/20 season in Australia in a much anticipated role debut as Pollione Norma (Melbourne Opera); further engagements include his role debut as Des Grieux Manon Lescaut (The Grange Festival); Florestan Fidelio (Lyric Opera Ireland); Ulrik in William Alwyn’s Miss Julie (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chandos); Beethoven Missa Solemnis under the baton of Donald Runnicles (Sydney Symphony Orchestra & New Zealand Philharmonic Orchestra); and a series of Italian Opera Gala’s (Sydney Symphony Orchestra). Further ahead he returns to Opera Holland Park, and makes his debut at Opéra de Montréal.

A former Royal Opera House company principal, recent highlights include Erik Der Fliegende Holländer (Opéra du Rennes & Opéra Angers-Nantes; Nederlandse Reisopera; Cape Town Opera); Don Josè Carmen (Danish National Opera); Federico L'arlesiana (Opera Holland Park); Laertes in the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet (Adelaide Festival); Tikhon & Boris Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera); David Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (State Opera of South Australia); Alfredo La traviata (Royal Opera House & New Zealand Opera); Baroncelli Rienzi and Alfredo La traviata (Melbourne Opera); Cavaradossi Tosca (English Touring Opera); and roles for Opera Australia, West Australian Opera and Opera Queensland.

On the concert platform he has appeared as tenor soloist title role in Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & BBC Symphony Orchestra); title role in Liszt's opera Sardanapalo (Souni dal Golfo Festival, Italy); tenor soloist A Child of our Time (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Das lied von der Erde (Stadttheater Klagenfurt; Royal Ballet; English National Ballet); Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Anghiari Festival, Italy); James Nolan in the inaugural recording of Dr Atomic (BBC Symphony Orchestra), which was also performed in concert at the Barbican under the baton of John Adams; Mozart’s Requiem (Japan/Sir Antonio Pappano & Cadogan Hall); Bottesini’s Messa da Requiem (Brisbane Festival); tenor soloist (Last Night of the BBC Proms in Hyde Park); Nessun Dorma at the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park; and Opera Gala Concerts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the Bridgwater Hall, Manchester, and Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

Winner of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra prize at the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition, he has also received awards from the Ian Potter Cultural Foundation, and the International Opera Awards. From 2014-16 he was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House.

Samuel Sakker is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
This biography is for information only and is not to be reproduced or altered without permission.
Photography credit: Neil Gillespie

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