SAMUEL
SAKKER

TENOR

SUBRUN SAMUEL SAKKER

London based Australian tenor, Samuel Sakker, studied Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, and later, Commerce at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

His 2018/19 season engagements include Don Jose Carmen (Danish National Opera), Tichon Kabanov Káťa Kabanová (Scottish Opera), Erik Der fliegende Holländer (Opéra de Rennes and Nantes-Angers Opéra), Pollione Norma (Melbourne Opera); and concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Recently, Samuel was awarded first place in the 2017 Wagner Society Singing Competition by a panel including Dame Janet Baker, Dame Felicity Lott and President of The Society, Dame Gwyneth Jones. He was awarded second place in the inaugural 2017 Grange Festival Singing Competition and has been the recipient of awards from the Opera Awards Foundation and the Ian Potter Cultural Foundation.

From 2014-16 he was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme where his roles included 1st Armed Man Die Zauberflöte, Heinrich der Schreiber Tannhäuser, Gastone La traviata, Malcolm Macbeth (Japan Tour), Abdallo Nabucco, Barbarigo I due Foscari, Patacha L'Etoile, Sandy/Officer 1 in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse (Linbury Theatre), and understudied B.F. Pinkerton, Macduff, Ismaele, Lensky, Tamino, and Don Ottavio.

 

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