East Hampton Photoshoot
During the summer of 2021 Samual made his return to the
stage after 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. His return saw
his role debut of Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata. The beautiful
Al. Ringling Theater, built in 1915, was designed after the
grand French opera houses and is a must see if visiting
Alfredo-- La Traviata-- La Musica Lirica
The Pirates of Penzance
The summer of 2021 was highlighted by a 37 performance run
of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Premiered in
1879, this work features the much beloved "I am the very
model of a modern Major General."
Frederic-- The Pirates of Penzance--
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
The final performance for Samual with The Maryland Opera
Studio. Street Scene contains music by Kurt Weill and text by
Langston Hughes and was premiered in Philadelphia, PA. These
performances were part of the Kurt Weill Festival put on by
the University of Maryland School of Music.
Sam Kaplan-- Street Scene-- Maryland Opera Studio
Sometimes opera as an art form allows for performances in
interesting venues. These performances took place on the steps
of the Badia delle Sante Flora e Lucilla in Arezzo, Italy. This work
features a Mezzo-Soprano playing a man in the title role.
Oftentimes referred to as a pants role, these roles were
originally performed by a castrato.
Lurcanio-- Ariodante-- Oberlin in Italy