Samantha is an Australian/British soprano preparing to commence her studies with Yvonne Kenny on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Prior to her studies at Guildhall, Samantha completed an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and Intensive Masters of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music as Sir John Fisher Foundation and Independent Opera Scholar, under the tutelage of Mary Plazas. Whilst at the RNCM, she performed Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and the title role in Handel’s Theodora.
Samantha is the recipient of numerous awards including the Leverhulme Royal Northern College of Music Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award, the Michael and Joyce Kennedy award for the singing of Strauss, Audience prize and Runner Up at the Clonter Opera Prize and most recently was awarded a 2017 Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal. Having featured in Le Nozze Di Figaro with Longborough Festival Opera last year, Samantha is delighted to have her professional debut with Longborough as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Future engagements include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with British Youth Opera and Anna Gomez in The Consul by Menotti with Guildhall.