Samy Camps - Tenor

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Nominated in the 2015 Victoires de la Musique Classique awards in the category Best New Artist, tenor Samy Camps studied writing and musicology in Nice, before attending the CNSMD in Lyon, under the tuition of Françoise Pollet.  While there, he sang in masterclasses with Teresa Berganza, Thomas Moser, Udo Reinemann and Ruben Lifschitz.

Selected by Jérôme Corréas in 2012, he returned to Les Paladins for the premiere and tour of Caffaro’s Stabat Mater.  Shortly after, he sang in Singapore with the Orchestra of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

He made his debut at the Opéra National de Montpellier in the role of MacHeath in Britten’s Beggar’s Opera; a significnat meeting with eminent director Jonathan Miller led him to start singing Mozartian repertoire, notably Ferrando C osì fan tutte at the Fondation Royaumont, followed by Tamino The Magic Flute at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris.

In 2014, he premiered Paraboles, the final work of composer Noël Lee, with Les Métaboles/Léo Warynski at the Salle Cortot.  He has given recitals of French song at the Fondation Camaro in Berlin, at the Festival Pentecôte in Berry and at the Festival Debussy.

He has worked with directors Alain Garichot, Ted Huffman, Benjamin Prins, Benoît Bénichou, and conductors Jérôme Pillement, Benjamin Pionnier, Völker Hartung and Jacques Blanc.

In 2015, he sang Alfredo La Traviata for Opéra en Plein Air, Romeo in Benda’s Romeo und Julie for Clermont-Ferrand, Mercure Orphée aux Enfers for the Folies d’Ô Festival in Montpellier and Marcellus Hamlet at the Opéra de Marseille.  Other roles include Chevalier Roland in Hervé’s Chevaliers de la Table Ronde at the Théâtre de l’Athénée, Paris, for Palazzetto Bru Zane and Les Brigands.  For the latter, he has also just sung his first Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi.

He recently made his debut for the Opéra d’Avignon as  Siebel Faust, and sang the Vicomte de Champlâtreux in Hervé’s operetta Mam’zelle Nitouche with the l’Opéra de Toulon/Palazetto Bru Zane (which he has also recorded).   He has also sung Molyneux in Messager’s Monsieur Beaucaire, Gardefeu La Vie Parisienne and Noble de Brabant all in Marseille, and Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra de Rennes, as part of their series “Révisez vos classiques”.

Future projects include the title role in Orphée aux Enfers in Avignon and Marseille, further performances of Mam’zelle Nitouche (in Rouen, Lausanne, Avignon and Paris), the world premiere of Nous sommes éternels in Metz, and Don José in Une Carmen, étoile de cirque, after Bizet’s Carmen, in Rouen and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.


Reviews of Samy Camps to follow.