Ronald Samm | Heldon Tenor
…Ronald Samm does a show-stopping comic turn as the drunken Iro.
Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph
Opera appearances have included Canio/I Pagliacci; Siegfried/Götterdämmerung (Act 3); Iro (Irus)/Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte; Don Jose/Carmen; Drum-Major/Wozzeck; the title role in Britten’s The Prodigal Son; Jake/Porgy and Bess; Otello/Otello; Sigmund/Die Walküre and Florestan in the multi-award-winning production of Fidelio, for Birmingham Opera Company, directed by Graham Vick.
Ronald Samm’s oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah; Bach’s Magnificat and St. John Passion; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Beethoven’s Mass in C; Mozart’s Requiem; Verdi Requiem; Stainer’s Crucifixion and Lazarus in staged performances of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary for Theater Bonn. He appeared as The Preacher in Bernstein’s Mass at the 2012 BBC Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.