Sam Roberts-Smith

Baritone

A graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, a winner of multiple competitions, Australian baritone Sam Roberts-Smith used to be a WA Opera Mentored Artist, and is now a principal artist of Deutsche Oper Berlin. There, he has sung in Carmen, La Gioconda, Il Viaggio a Reims, Don Carlo, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Tosca, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata.

 

He has won numerous competitions, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin Award from the Opera Foundation for Young Australians, the Australian Singing Competition, the Joan Sutherland Vocal Scholarship, the Symphony Australia Young Vocalist Award, and various awards at the International Paris Opera Awards.

 

He made his debut in China as Count of Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Austrian International Opera Company; when he returned to Australia he performed Händel's Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and later he sang various roles including Marcello in La Bohème for Freeze Frame Opera, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles and Viscomte Cascada in Die Lustige Witwe for WA Opera. Further engagements have brought him to Australia, France, Netherlands, Korea, China, England, Scotland, New Zealand, North and South America.

 

Future engagements include Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro in Melbourne and Scarpia in Tosca for Freeze Frame Opera.

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Composer Opera Role Theatre
OPERA      
V.Bellini I Puritani Riccardo  
G. Bizet Carmen Morales Opera Australia
    Dancairo  
  Les pêcheurs de perles Zurga West Australian Opera
B. Britten A Midsummer Nights Dream Demetrius Opera Australia
      WAAPA
  A Midsummer Nights Dream 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  
  Roméo 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 Zauberflöte Papageno  
  Don Giovanni Don Giovanni  
    Masetto  
  Le Nozze di Figaro Il Conte Australian International Opera Company
    Figaro  
G.Puccini Edgar Frank  
  La Bohème Marcello Freeze Frame Opera
    Schaunard  
  La Fanciulla del West Sid Opera Australia
    Happy Opera Australia
  Madama Butterfly Yamadori Opera Australia
  Tosca Scarpia  
  Turandot Ping  
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Falke  
P.I. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Onegin  
G. Verdi Don Carlo Rodrigo  
  Rigoletto Marullo Deutsche Oper Berlino
       
CONCERT
 
J. Brahms Eine deusches Requiem    
G.F. Handel Messiah   Queensland Symphony Orchestra
A. Dvorak Te Deum   Sydney Conservatorium Symphony
G. Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen   Australia Ensemble