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Samuel Pantcheff

Baritone

Samuel Pantcheff is a graduate of the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Audrey Hyland, won the Blythe-Buesst Opera Prize and a former Britten-Pears Young Artist.

In the current season he performs Pulcino in BambinO and covers Torrero Ainadamar for Scottish Opera. He returns to the Salzburger Landestheater as Ibn Hakia in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.

As a member of the solo ensemble at the Salzburger Landstheater his roles included Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Valentin Faust, Sherasmin Oberon, and Joseph Pitt Angels in America by Péter Eötvös. Other roles include Prince Yamadori Madama Butterfly and Haly L’italiana in Algeri (Diva Opera); Juan Juliana (Nova Music Opera); Onegin Eugene Onegin (OperaUpClose); Leporello Don Giovanni (Head First Productions); Lumaca La scuola de gelosi (Bampton Classical Opera), Sharpless Madam Butterfly (King’s Head Theatre); The King Eight Songs for a Mad King (Grimeborn Festival and Saint Petersburg Philharmonia); Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Pavilion Opera); Baron Zeta The Merry Widow (Ryedale Festival Opera); Guglielmo Così fan tutte (Pop-Up Opera); The Younger Gentleman Exposition of a Picture (Buxton International Festival); Aeneas Dido and Aeneas (RAO); Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia (Cadogan Hall); Ben The Telephone (The Opera Box); and L’horloge comtoise/Le chat L’enfant et les sortileges (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican).

As an oratorio soloist performances include Purcell Ode to Saint Cecilia (Dunedin Consort); Bach Cantatas BWV74 and BWV106 (RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series); Handel Messiah (Johannesburg Concert Orchestra); Bach St. Matthew Passion (Israel Camerata and at Salisbury Cathedral); Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (St John’s Smith Square), and a European tour of Bach Cantatas as a soloist with the Monteverdi Choir at venues including the Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Kölner Philharmonie, Nikolaikirche Leipzig, and Barbican.

Recital highlights include Schubert songs at St Martin-in-the-fields, London for the Royal Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, Schubert’s Winterreise, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a recital of Beethoven Songs, French Song recital at the Institut Francais, and two recitals for SONG IN THE CITY with Gavin Roberts.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Samuel Pantcheff worldwide, with exclusive representation in the UK & Ireland

Reviews

Haly / L’italiana in Algeri / Diva Opera / 2019
“As Hally, the baritone Samuel Pantcheff, far from having a secondary presence shows real vocal presence nourished by a particularly round and sonorous timbre.”
(Olyrix)


Juan / Juliana / Nova Music Opera at the Cheltenham Festival / 2018
“Pantcheff…. was in luxurious voice as he eventually destroys Juliana.”
(Classicalsource)

“There was much to like about this production, most notably the singing and acting of the excellent young cast. Samuel Pantcheff… as Juan was a charismatic stage presence, a louche and seductive figure in the first half, then revealed as something of a psychopath in the second.”
(The Arts Desk)


Lumaco / The School of Jealousy / Bampton Classical Opera / 2017
“Samuel Pantcheff acted with bluff insouciance and sang with an elegant baritone as the servant, Lucama.”
(Opera)

“As Lumaca, Carlotta’s fellow servant, Samuel Pantcheff’s liquid baritone and faultless delivery made merry with quickfire passages Rossini might have envied, his sleepy-eyed delivery and comic instinct equally pleasing.”
(Bachtrack)

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