Sam Roberts-Smith

Baritone

Australian baritone Sam Roberts-Smith is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He is currently a Deutsche Oper Berlin principal artist, a former WA Opera Mentored Artist, Opera Australia Young Artist, and former Opera Australia principal artist. He sang there in Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Bohème, Lakme, Eugene Onegin, Tosca, Manon, La Traviata, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, La Sonnambula, Les Pecheurs de Perles, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, Il Trovatore, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Bliss, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Il Viaggio a Reims and La Gioconda. In the future, Andrea Chenier and La Traviata is to be expected.

 

He appeared as a guest at the birthday gala for Richard Bonynge and Dame Joan Sutherland. The Australian Prime Minister asked him to interpret the Australian national hymn on the anniversary of the MH17 air accident in Melbourne and on the first anniversary of the parliament building in Canberra.

 

Sam Roberts-Smith has won numerous competitions and awards, including being chosen as the Australian representative at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, winner of the Marianne Mathy Scholarship: The Australian Singing Competition, Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney Award, Symphony Australia Young Vocalist Award, Opera Foundation for Young Australian’s Deutsche Oper Berlin Award, and various prizes at the International Paris Opera Awards.

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Composer Opera
OPERA
       
V.Bellini I Puritani Riccardo  
G. Bizet Carmen Morales Opera Australia
    Dancairo  
  Les pecheurs de perles Zurga West Australian Opera
B. Britten A Midsummer Nights Dream Demetrius Opera Australia
      WAAPA
    Starvling Opera Australia
  Billy Budd Billy  
    Donald  
G.Donizetti Don Pasquale Malatesta  
  L’Elisir d’amore Belcore  
  Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico  
C. Gounod Faust Valentin  
  Romeo et Juliette Mercutio  
F. Lehar Die Lustige Witwe Vicomte Cascada West Australian Opera
R. Leoncavallo Pagliacci Silvio  
W.A. Mozart Così fan tutte Guglielmo Pacific Opera
  Die Zauberflote Papageno  
  Don Giovanni Don Giovanni  
    Masetto  
  Le Nozze di Figaro Il Conte Australian International Opera Company
G.Puccini Edgar Frank  
  La Boheme Marcello Freeze Frame Opera
    Schaunard  
  La Fanciulla del West Sid Opera Australia
    Happy Opera Australia
  Madama Butterfly Yamadori Opera Australia
  Turandot Ping  
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Falke  
P.I. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Onegin  
G. Verdi Don Carlo Rodrigo  
  La Traviata Marchese d’Obigny Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Baron Douphol  
  Rigoletto Marullo Deutsche Oper Berlin
       
CONCERT
 
G.F. Handel Messiah   Queensland Symphony Orchestra
A. Dvorak Te Deum   Sydney Conservatorium Symphony
G. Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen   Australia Ensemble