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SAMUEL J. WEISER

BASS-BARITONE

 
 

ABOUT SAMUEL.

Freshly graduated from the Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera, Samuel Weiser resides in the DC area as a freelance singer and voice instructor. He is a current student of Neil Shicoff. Samuel graduated cum laude B.S.Ed in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds his M.M. Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University and Artist Diploma from Chicago Opera Theater. Recent roles with Washington National Opera include Marquis d’Obigny in La Traviata, Captain in Eugene Onegin, Jailer in Tosca, 2nd Armored Man in The Magic Flute and 2nd Philistine in Samson et Dalilah. Samuel also appeared as Pistola in Act 1 of Falstaff and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola as part of the “Concert of Comic Masterpieces”. In the Fall of 2019, Samuel had the distinct pleasure of performing The Speaker of the Temple in the Cafritz Young Artist performance of The Magic Flute.

 

His prior tenure being with the Chicago Opera Theater as a Young Artist, he has performed in much of their 2016/17 season in such roles as Bass 3 in Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé, Ensemble in Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Ensemble in Phillip Glass’ The Perfect American. Samuel had the distinct pleasure of covering Shakes in the same production of The Fairy Queen and Abraham Lincoln/Undertaker in The Perfect American; part of the American premiere of this Glass work. In Spring of 2018, Samuel portrayed Solomon Weil and George Gissing in the co-production of Elizabeth Cree between Chicago Opera Theater and Opera Philadelphia. This opera composed by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Kevin Puts with libretto by Mark Campbell. In 2018, Samuel was named a winner of the St. Louis district of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and was a 3rd place winner of the Midwest region. Most recently in 2021, Samuel was named a winner of the Utah district of the Laffont Competition, formerly known as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

 

Samuel completed his tenure as a second-year Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theater of Saint Louis in 2017. In Summer of 2016 at the Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Samuel was seen as Clumsy God in the World Premiere of Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown after the acclaimed Salman Rushdie novel, Sergeant in La Bohème and Valet in Macbeth. In the Summer of 2017 Samuel appeared as Fred, a deputy and Pump Guy 2 in Ricky Ian Gordon’s New Performance Version of The Grapes of Wrath as well as covered in Madama Butterfly as The Bonze and Publio in La Clemenza di Tito. In the Summer of 2018, Samuel appeared with Central City Opera as an Apprentice Artist, covering Der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and Ferrando in Il Trovatore. 

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2022.2023 

UPCOMING

OCT  \\
2022

LIVERMORE VALLEY OPERA

Dulcamara (debut) in L'elisir d'amore 

Oct 1 \\ 7:30pm

Oct 2 \\ 2pm

Oct 8 \\ 7:30pm

Oct 9 \\ 2pm

NOV \\
2022

DEC \\
2022

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Flemish Deputy (debut) in Don Carlo

Nov 3 \\ 7:30pm

Nov 7 \\ 7:30pm

Nov 11 \\ 7pm

Nov 15 \\ 7pm

Nov 19 \\ 12pm

Nov 23 \\ 7:30pm

Nov 26 \\ 7:30pm

Nov 30 \\ 7pm

Dec 3 \\ 12pm

DEC \\
2022

JAN \\
2023

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Gretch (cover) in Fedora 

Dec 31 \\ 6:30pm

Jan 4 \\ 8:30pm

Jan 7 \\ 8pm

Jan 11 \\ 7pm

Jan 14 \\ 1pm

Jan 19 \\ 8pm

Jan 22 \\ 3pm

Jan 28 \\ 8pm

MAR \\
2023

APR \\
2023 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Fourth Waiter (cover) in Der Rosenkavalier

Mar 27 \\ 7pm

Mar 31 \\ 7pm

Apr 4 \\ 7pm

Apr 7 \\ 7pm

Apr 11 \\ 7pm

Apr 15 \\ 12pm

Apr 20 \\ 7pm

MAY \\
2023

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

Benoit/Alcindoro

May 14 \\ 2pm

May 26 \\ 7:30pm

JAN  \\
31

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

Commander in Grounded Workshop 

Jan 31  \\  2pm

Studio K

Kennedy Center Reach

MAY  \\
06

NASHVILLE OPERA

Alberich in Das Rheingold

May 6  \\  7:30pm 

May 8   \\  2pm

Belmont University's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

MAY  \\
08

NASHVILLE OPERA

Alberich in Das Rheingold

May 6  \\  7:30pm 

May 8   \\  2pm

Belmont University's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

JUL  \\
2022

SUMMERSCAPE AT BARD

Farfallo (cover) in Die schweigsame Frau 

Jul 22 \\ 6:30pm

Jul 24 \\ 2pm

Jul 27 \\ 2pm

Jul 29 \\ 4pm

Jul 31 \\ 2pm

Sosnoff Theater in the Fisher Center

Bard College

PAST