​​​​​Samuel Pantcheff 

"There are inspired comic performances from Samuel Pantcheff as Lumaca, the lanky servant with a beguiling baritone"
The School of Jealousy - Amanda Holloway

“Samuel Pantcheff acted with bluff insouciance and sang with an elegant baritone as the servant, Lucama.”
The School of Jealousy
Opera Magazine - Claire Seymour

"As Lumaca, Carlotta’s fellow servant, Samuel Pantcheff’s liquid baritone and faultless delivery made merry with quickfire passages Rossini might have envied, his sleepy-eyed delivery and comic instinct equally pleasing."
The School of Jealousy - Charlotte Valori

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British Baritone Samuel Pantcheff studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Audrey Hyland at Royal Academy Opera, after graduating with Distinction from the Masters in Vocal Performance. In his first year of study, Samuel was awarded the Blythe-Buesst Opera Prize. Samuel now studies with Gary Coward.

Recent operatic experience includes The King (Eight Songs for a Mad King) at Grimeborn Festival and the Russian premiere at Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Papageno for Pavilion Opera,  Baron Zeta (The Merry Widow) for Ryedale Festival Opera, Guglielmo for Pop-Up Opera, The Younger Gentleman in Exposition of a Picture by Stephen Oliver, conducted by Stephen Barlow for Buxton Festival, Aeneas (RAO), Zareskty/Captain (RAO), Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Cadogan Hall, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Charles Villiers Stanford) for Northern Opera Group, Pirate King for Opera Anywhere, Aeneas for Helios Collective, The Telephone (Menotti) for The Opera Box, and Sharpless for Ormond Opera, and L'horloge comtoise/Le chat in L'enfant et les sortileges at the Barbican with Stéphane Denève and the BBCSO. Most recently I sang the baritone roles in Alexander Goehr's music theatre Tryptich on tour in Russia for the Russian premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre, and Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures and Aventures at Saint Petersburg Philharmonia. Other operatic experience includes Masino in La vera costanza (RAO), Nardo (cover) in La finta giardiniera, Storm Wind (cover) in Rimksy-Korsakov’s Kaschei the Deathless, and Commercial/Legal Councillors (covers) in Intermezzo all for Buxton Festival Opera; Schaunard and Benoit/Alcindoro in La bohème, and Cadmus in Semele. 

Upcoming projects include a tour of Bach Cantata's with John Eliot Gardiner, Juan in a new commission Juliana by Joseph Phibbs with Nova Music, and Bach's St Matthew Passion at Salisbury Cathedral.

Samuel is an experienced oratorio soloist and recitalist. Oratorio highlights include bass solos in Purcell's Ode to Saint Cecilia with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort, Bach's Cantata BWV74 and BWV106 (‘Actus Tragicus’) for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, and Handel's Messiah at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg with the Johannesburg Concert Orchestra. Samuel was a soloist on a tour of Israel with the Israel Camerata and Avner Biron, performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion. 

Recital highlights include Schubert songs at St Martin-in-the-fields, London for the Royal Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, Schubert’s Winterreise, Schumann's Dichterliebe, a recital of Beethoven Songs, French Song recital at the Institut Francais, and two recitals for SONG IN THE CITY with Gavin Roberts.

"Samuel Pantcheff puts in a startling, full-force performance as the Mad King. His perfectly controlled voice slides from growls to screeches, screams and yelps as he prances around a bathtub in a pool of white feathers."
Eight Songs for a Mad King
                                       Tim Bano -

"Pantcheff's incarnation of the protagonist was mesmerising."
                                              Eight Songs for a Mad King
                                      Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill

"Samuel Pantcheff, tall and English-handsome, gave a bluff, consistently well-acted Guglielmo, with focussed, unaffected singing to match."

Cosi fan tutte
                                         Opera Magazine