Ronald Samm Reviews

Otherwise, the performance of the evening was Ronald Samm’s of Otello’s death scene. Unfortunately, we heard him only in this… the thrill of his ‘O gloria!’, the heroic body of the voice and the authoritative presence proclaim a real Otello in the making.
John Steane, Opera Now, March/April 2005

Ronald Samm was the only singer to give just one aria. It is a brave soul who will attempt the death of Otello just like that, in the middle of a concert. He brought it off with considerable fervour. Samm has been studying with Dennis O’Neill; if he can achieve the whole part, maybe he will become the first opera singer to follow in the steps of such great stage Otello’s as Ira Aldridge and Paul Robeson.

Patrick O’Connor, Opera Magazine, January 2005

Ronald Samm may have been the least experienced, but he showed fire and dramatic presence in the death aria from Otello.

Robert Maycock, The Independent, 8 November 2004