Sam Furness


Described as having “all the makings of a star” in the Guardian, and hailed as “a lyric tenor clearly going places” in Opera magazine, young tenor Sam Furness has sung major roles for Scottish Opera and in Florence, Santiago and Toulouse, always earning praise for his compelling acting and innate musicality.Engagements in the 2016-17 season include debuts at the Teatro Real, Madrid (The Novice/Billy Budd), Vlaanderen Opera (Vitek/The Makropulos Case), Philharmonie de Paris (Jacquino/Fidelio) and Real Filharmonía de Galicia (Britten’s Les Illuminations), as well as returns to the Wigmore Hall (Linfea/La Calisto for La Nuova Musica), Royal Festival Hall (Mozart’s Requiem), Garsington Opera (Jack/Silver Birch) and Northern Ireland Opera (Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni).

Longborough debut:Tristan und Isolde (2017)