Samuel James Dewese


Ariadne auf Naxos
Cabaret Songs no. 2

Samuel James Dewese

(He/Him) Baritone Samuel James Dewese is forging a unique path as an evocative artist in the US and beyond. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, recent successes include his debut with Florentine Opera Company and sold-out shows at the Edinburgh International Fringe.

Florentine Opera
Baumgartner Studio Artist, 2019-2020
Royal College of Music
Master of Performance, 2016-2018
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Home for the Holid...
Plymouth Place

Recital, 2020

La Tragédie de Car...

Florentine Opera, 2020

Trouble in Tahiti

Florentine Opera, 2020

The Perfect Opera
Lady Macbeth

Edinburgh International Fringe, 2019

Le nozze di Figaro
Antonio (cover Conte)

Florentine Opera, 2019


Baritone Samuel James Dewese is forging a unique path as an evocative artist in the US and beyond. Recent opera performances include Antonio (cover Conte)/Le nozze di Figaro, Marcello/La Boheme, Father/Hansel and Gretel, and Astrophel/The Arcadians, while oratorio and concert performances have seen Samuel as a featured soloist alongside the Portsmouth Festival Orchestra, Highgate Choral Society, and Illinois Wind Symphony, among others. Samuel has found success in the creation and performance of new works, including the world premiere of John Henry/McCarthy with Tête à Tête in London and The Perfect Opera/Davis with Virtually Opera at the Edinburgh International Fringe, where he was also presented in recital. In competition, Samuel has twice been named a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (St. Louis), captured second prize in the James Toland International Competition, and was a grand finalist in the Hariclea Darclée Competition. Samuel is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music, London and the Florentine Opera Baumgartner Studio Artist Program.

Since the advent of COVID-19, Samuel has been privileged to safely record Paul Scherer’s new opera La Trout Lily and to curate a series of distanced outdoor performances called On Your Street, bringing music directly to people in Chicago and its suburbs.
The first notes, from baritone Samuel James Dewese, are rich and deep—the kind that slide on your skin and plunge you into the ambiance.
— Shepherd Express