Sam Levine is a radical voice in opera. The “wonderfully appealing,” “ardent tenor” (The New York Times) regularly performs new and contemporary works to great acclaim, while collaborating with cutting-edge directors and presenters to explore new ways of performing the standard repertory. Recent highlights include Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural Festival O, as Testo and Noah in the Monteverdi/Beecher double bill War Stories; Opera Omaha’s inaugural ONE Festival, as Lurcanio in Ariodante; Handel’s Messiah with The Houston Symphony under the baton of Paul Agnew; and his European debut as Bertoldo in a new production of Enrico at Oper Frankfurt.
A champion of new music, Mr. Levine originates his 12th operatic role with The Flood, and has sung premieres with Boston Lyric Opera, Nashville Opera, Houston Grand Opera East + West, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Wexford Festival Opera, and Gotham Chamber Opera at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other recent highlights include Narraboth in Salome with Virginia Opera; Iris at Bard SummerScape; Joe and Marcus in Three Way at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the title role of Frankenstein (installed in an abandoned factory) with West Edge Opera, and the title role in the world premiere of Mara: A Chamber Opera at the Rubin Museum. A 2017 graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr Levine received the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies and the Novick Career Advancement Grant, appearing as Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Kudrjas in Kat’a Kabanova, and in concert with Steven Blier in NYFOS@Juilliard. @samlevinesinger.