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Sep – Oct 2024

Samuel returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago as a soloist in a soon-to-be announced production.

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Coming soon


Jan – Feb 2024

Samuel joins Lyric Opera of Chicago in the chorus of Champion, an opera in jazz about the complicated life of boxer Emile Griffith.

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LYNX Project

22 April 2023

Samuel joins curates part of the program for Snapshots of Every Voice: Performers, highlighting singers for LYNX's 2023 season.

16:00 CST


LYNX Project

5 March 2023

Samuel joins LYNX Project to perform in the concert Snapshots of Every Voice: Composers, highlighting composers for LYNX's 2023 Amplify Series.

16:00 CST


National Music Festival

5-18 June 2022

Samuel travels to Chestertown, Maryland for two weeks of vocal and chamber music including art song and operatic excerpts.



Sacred Awakening: Online

30 March, 6 April

Samuel virtually returns to St John's in the Village NYC to celebrate the joyous Easter season in song alongside Studio LIS.

18.00 CST

Large Wreath

On Your Street:
Plymouth Place

10, 11 December

Festive favorites balance a program of nontraditional winter works in this second residency at Plymouth Place.


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On Your Street:
Stone (again)

11 October

Samuel returns for an autumn afternoon of song where he was raised: Stone Avenue in La Grange Park, Illinois. 


Clean Neighborhood

On Your Street: Barcroft

13 September

Samuel ventures north to sing at the intersection of Barcroft and Essington in Barrington, IL 60010.


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On Your Street: Marcy

19 July

Samuel brings takes On Your Street concert to Chicago's north shore, singing on Marcy Avenue in Evanston.


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La Tragédie de Carmen

13 March

​The dramatic chamber adaptation of Carmen. Samuel performs two roles in this 90-minute psychodrama.


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15, 16 November 2019

​​Florentine Presents: The Baumgartner Studio Artists provide an intimate evening of cabaret classics.


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The Perfect Opera

3-10 August 2019

​Samuel assumes the role of Lady Macbeth (in her native Scotland!) in The Perfect Opera by Peter Davis. Conducted by Erika Gundesen, libretto and direction by Leo Doulton.


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Sep – Oct 2024

Samuel joins Lyric Opera of Chicago in the chorus of Fidelio, the moving political thriller that is Beethoven's only opera.

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Lyric Unlimited

21 October 2023

Samuel joins Lyric Unlimited to tell the ancient story of Jason and the Argonauts in a 45-minute opera for the whole family.

10:00/14:00 CST


Fauré Requiem

2 April 2023

On Palm Sunday, Samuel joins the combined choirs of First Congregational and First United Methodist Churches of La Grange as baritone soloist.

16:00 CST

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La Jetée

8 & 10 November 2022

Samuel debuts with Chicago Fringe Opera in a world-premiere workshop performance of La Jetée, inspired by the French film of the same name.

20.30 CST


Art & Opera in Bloom

27 April

Samuel returns to Milwaukee alongside pianist Janna Ernst for a program of music inspired by favorite artworks.

10.00 CDT


Many Voices, one Heart: Online

13 February

Samuel and his colleagues from Quarantine Sing! present an afternoon of songs as a safe, virtual valentine for 2021.

15.00 CST

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On Your Street:
Kenilworth Avenue

7 November

Through the magic of networking, Samuel brings an afternoon of live music to 2222 N. Kenilworth Avenue in Berwyn.


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On Your Street: Marcy (the return!)

3 October

Samuel sing in Evanston again, celebrating autumn the best way he knows: by raising his voice for all.


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On Your Street: Greenview

29 August

Samuel sings in Lakeview, outside his first-ever city apartment at 3637 North Greenview Avenue, 60613


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On Your Street:

12 July

Samuel sings on the front porch where he was raised: Stone Avenue in La Grange Park, Illinois. 



Trouble in Tahiti

8, 9 February 2020

​The dramatic chamber adaptation of Carmen. Samuel performs two roles in this 90-minute psychodrama.


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Le nozze di Figaro

11, 13 October 2019

Samuel debuts at Florentine Opera as Antonio in this production of Le Nozze di Figaro. In Italian with projected English supertitles.




Mar – Apr 2024

Samuel joins Lyric Opera of Chicago in the chorus of Aida, the grand opera recounting a royal Egyptian love triangle.

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20 May 2023

LYNX Project's 2022 – 2023 AMPLIFY commissions are premiered in this exciting afternoon celebrating song. 

16:00 CST

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La Trout Lily

10 – 12 March 2023

Samuel returns to New Moon Opera in a world-premiere onstage performance of La Trout Lily, a jazz opera he previously recorded in 2020.

19:30, 15:00


Premiere Double Bill

28-30, 31 July 2022

Samuel debuts with Thompson Street Opera in a double bill featuring both a US premiere and a world premiere. Don't miss new music!

20.00, 15.00


Quarantine Sing!
Opera Scenes

24 April

Samuel's triumphant return to NYC sees him sing Silvio, Di Luna, and a cameo as Menotti's Sam live from Teatro LATEA.

16.00 EDT

Kneeling Protestors

Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

18 January

Samuel joins First Parish UU Church of Kennebunk, Maine via Zoom to honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

10.00 EST

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On Your Street:
Spring Avenue

24 October

In the shadow of his elementary school, Samuel visits 119 N. Spring Avenue in La Grange to share an afternoon concert.


Enjoying the View

On Your Street: Clarendon

18 September

Samuel joins the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights for an evening of outdoor food and music in 60004. Respectfully, a private event.


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On Your Street: Elmwood

16 August

Samuel travels to Oak Park with his On Your Street program, meeting a new audience on their home turf.


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29, 31 May

Cancelled due to COVID-19.


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Home for the Holidays

13, 14, 21, 22 Dec 2019

Florentine Presents: The Baumgartner Studio Artists usher in the season with a selection of holiday favorites.



Innocence and Experience

12 August 2019

Samuel joins soprano Katy Thomson and pianist Ingrid Sawers for a concert exploring the themes of innocence and experience. Tickets £10.


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