Born in London, to Californian-British parents, Sam Carl is on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean and Janice Chapman. This season has seen him play The Secret Police Agent in Menotti’s the Consul (GSMD); Betto in Gianni Schicchi at the Barbican Hall alongside Christopher Purves; and The Earl of Dunmow in Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement.
Upcoming roles include: Nick Shadow in the Rake’s Progress with the Southbank Sinfonia and British Youth Opera; Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream (GSMD).
He was a finalist in Guildhall’s 2017 Gold Medal Competition performing arias with orchestra on the Barbican stage. He came third in Wigmore Hall’s Maureen Lehane Vocal awards 2016 final.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Haydn’s Nelson Mass. He is part of the Glyndebourne Chorus and last year covered the role of Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos. He will be a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne in 2019.