Bel Canto Global Arts, LLC - Samuel Levine, Tenor - Bio
Samuel Levine (photo by Ken Howard)
American tenor Samuel Levine
, acclaimed for his
"powerful and fluid" singing, thrilling dramatic presentation, and outstanding musical intelligence, is a recent graduate of of the Yale Opera Studio
international debut in 2009 as Léon in The Ghosts of Versailles with Wexford Festival Opera, which won "Best Opera" prize at the Irish Times Theatre Awards - a role he
also performed with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in that same year.
has been recognized by many prestigious competitions, including Opera Index., Inc.
, The Licia-Albanese Puccini Foundation
, Metropolitan Opera National Council
Auditions Southeast Region, Career Bridges Foundation
, Anna Sosenko Assist Trust
, the Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus Competition
, and the 2012 winner of the St. Bonaventure Performance Prize from the Liederkranz Foundation
Presented by the Licia-Albanese-Puccini Foundation
Lincoln Center debut, Mr. Levine
won praise for his
performance of "Salut! demeure, chaste et pure," from Gounod's Faust: "his
voice has a nice, even quality, dark at the bottom, with a ping on top, and a fine high 'C'.
The Boston native spent two seasons in the Apprentice Singer program at The Santa Fe Opera
, an additional two seasons as Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
, and was a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center
under the direction of Maestro James Levine.
A strong supporter of contemporary music, Mr. Levine has performed major works by Theodore Morrison, John Corigliano and Lee Hoiby, and participated in several premieres, including the world premiere of Aaron Helgeson's The Crane Wife at Oberlin, and the North American premiere of Olga Neuwirth's Lost Highway at the Miller Theater in New York City.