Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Filene Center - Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
For his final performance at the Wolf Trap Opera Company this summer, Samels bows as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro. Additional performance on August 19th. Ari Pelto leads the orchestra, and Robin Guarino supplies the direction.
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod), Filene Center - Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
Appearing with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stephen Lord, Samels sings the roles of Friar Laurence and the Duke in a Wolf Trap Opera Company semi-staged concert performance of Romeo et Juliette.
Instant Opera!, Theatre-in-the-Woods, Vienna, VA
The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made "to spec" right on the spot. It's Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap's combination of improvisation and opera for children and adults. Robert Samels appears as part of the fun. Also July 6, 7 and 8.