Samuel Dundas was a member of both Victorian Opera’s Artist Development and Opera Australia’s Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Programs.
He now performs leading roles with Opera Australia, all the Australian State Opera companies and New Zealand Opera and appears regularly with the major Australian symphony orchestras and choral societies.
Most recently Samuel has been heard in Mozart and Faure Requiem (TSO), Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, (Auckland Philharmonia), Perth Festival Galileo excerpts (Mills), Wolfram (Tannhäuser) for Opera Australia, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Festival of Voices), Aphron (The Golden Cockerel) and Chamber Landscapes for Adelaide Festival, and the title role in Voss and Marcello (La Boheme) for State Opera South Australia.
- Bachelor of Music, Melba Conservatorium of Music, 2001-2004
- Victorian Opera Developing Artist, 2006-2008
- Opera Australia Young Artist, 2009-2011
Age when you started singing
Favourite opera or musical
Favourite opera or musical role to perform
A fun fact not many people know about you
I’m a wine enthusiast.
Where’s the strangest place you’ve performed?
The Paradise Paladium Theatre in Moorunda. A former pig shed, converted into a theatre in a town of 15 people.
Tell us about your hobbies outside opera.
Wine, sports and hiking! I moonlight in the wine industry when back at home in Tasmania, both as a cellar hand and as cellar door hand! I’m addicted to American sports. I love MLB and NFL, get suckered by the NBA and NHL. And of course, one can’t live in Tasmania and not love walking and the outdoors.
“The vocally powerful and physically striking baritone Samuel Dundas gave the performance of his career as Melisande’s paranoid and shattered husband Golaud.”
Bridget Davies, The Age, 12 October 2018