Verdi Riccardo, Un ballo in maschera Malcolm, Macbeth
Opera Roles Covered
Bellini Pollione, Norma
Bizet Don José, Carmen
Leoncavallo Canio, Pagliacci
Offenbach Hoffmann, Les contes d'Hoffmann
Puccini Des Grieux, Manon Lescaut Calàf, Turandot
Verdi Manrico, Il Trovatore
Roles in preparation
Bizet Remendado, Carmen
Puccini B. F. Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly
Choral and Oratorio Works Performed
Beethoven, Ninth Symphony Haydn, The Creation Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass Handel, The Messiah Verdi, Requiem
Praised for his “laserlike precision in a role that demanded nothing less” (Tampa Bay Times) and a voice that “he can deliver…all the way to the parking lot” (Archikulture Digest) tenor Samuel Hall has made a career on the concert stage, in musical theater, operetta, and opera.
This season, Sam made his role debut as the title character in Gounod’s Faust with St. Petersburg Opera, followed by covering the roles of Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) and Pollione (Norma) as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera. He will also have debuts this season with Opera Tampa as Malcolm (Macbeth) and Mid Ohio Opera as Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera). Next season you can see Sam as Nadir (The Pearl Fishers) with Opera Tampa and B. F. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with St. Petersburg Opera. , in addition to concert work across Florida and in Kentucky.
Other performance credits include Giovanni in Daniel Catán’s La hija de Rappaccini for Opera Naples, Benvolio (Roméo et Juliette) with Opera Grand Rapids, Prince Karl Franz in Orlando Light Opera’s The Student Prince, Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Columbus, and 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. Additionally, Sam has covered the roles of Calàf (Turandot), Don José (Carmen), Manrico (Il Trovatore), and Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) for St. Petersburg Opera. In addition to his operatic roles, Sam played Monsieur Thénardier in Mansfield Renaissance Theater's production of Les Misérables, was the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Community Church of Vero Beach, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the New Albany Symphony, and performed excerpts from Madama Butterfly with the Tampa Bay Symphony.