Angelos SAMARTZIS  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

In December 2017 ANGELOS SAMARTIS made his debut as RODOLFO at teh Greek National Opera in Athens and the press enthusiastically wrote:
"His voice convinces with round, brilliant tones and secure high notes. The audience gave a big applause with bravos for Angelos Samartzis." Ingo Starz, Online Merker

Before, he knew already great successes as RODOLFO at the Saarbrücken State Theatre and at the Nordhausen Theatre.

In summer 2018 he impressed as DON JOSÉ in ‘Carmen’ at the Braunschweig Castle Festival and returned here in the season 2018/19 as RODOLFO. Meanwhile, he has also sung ISMAELE in ‘Nabucco’, ALFREDO in ‘La Traviata’, JASON in ‘Medée’ and the title role in Gounod’s FAUST.

Angelos Samartzis was born in Athens and raised in Rhodos. He studied singing and music at the Athens Conservatory and Law at the Athens University. He graduated in opera music at the Karlsruhe Music Conservatory with Stephan Kohlenberg and Julia Várady and completed his musical studies with a master degree at the Music Academy Hanns Eisler Berlin with Stephan Rügamer and Julia Várady.

The singer attended master classes with Jane Henschel, Cheryl Studer, Robert Dean Smith, Marlis Petersen, Donald Litaker, David Jones and Brian Zeger.

In 2007 he made his debut at the Greek National Opera as RAMIRO in “La Cenerentola”.

Angelos Samartzis already sang such parts as HOFFMANN (The Tales of Hoffmann/ J.Offenbach), RODOLFO (La bohème / G.Puccini), FAUST (Faust / C.Gounod), GIRAFFIER (Lesa deux aveugles / J. Offenbach), LACOUF (Les mamelles de Tiresias / F.Poulenc) as well as ALWA and MALER in a concert performance of Alban Berg’s “ Lulu”.

At the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Orchestra’s Festival the tenor performed CARAVADOSSI.

In January 2016 he took part in the world premiere of the opera “Das schwarze Wasser at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin. In January 2017 he made his debut as NARRABOTH in “Salome” at the Theatre Nordhausen.

Angelos Samartzis regularly appears in concerts and opera galas with such orchestras as the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt, Thüringen Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha, the Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra, or the Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra Tschenstochow.

In summer 2019 he made his debut as RICARDO in ‘Un ballo in maschera’ at the Eutin Festival.

In the season 2019/20 he also portrays this very role at the Halle Theatre. At the Bolshoi Theatre in Minsk, he will perform in a opera gala concert.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Don Carlo - DON CARLO
"But of course the main vocal burden falls on Angelos Samartzis, who succeeds in singing the difficult title part with secure heights and a rich middle register."
OPERNWELT 3/20 – Uwe Schweikert
Staatstheater Braunschweig – La Bohème - RODOLFO
"Already the first tones of Angelos Samartzis with their metallic timbre remind of the young Luciano Pavarotti. During the whole evening, the young Greek sings nuancedly and sensitively shows various facets of Rodolfo, who is often portrayed rather one dimensional."
Der Opernfreund
www.deropernfreund.de
Opernhaus Halle – Un ballo in maschera - GUSTAVO
"(...). Guest singer was the tenor Angelos Samartzis in the role of Gustavo. It is a real pleasure to hear the Greek’s dashing carefreeness. He doesn’t only play with his arms wide open - he also sings like that, so to speak (…)"
Concerti
www.concerti.de
Staatsoper Saarbrücken – Medea - JASON
"Angelos Samartzis is a strong voiced Jason Jason."
Jesper Klein, 24.01.19, Frankfurter Allgemeine
www.faz.net
"If Angelos Samartzis wouldn’t sing the part with such an elegant, deeply moving tenor voice, one had not have great sympathy for the character."
Oliver Schwambach, 20.01.19, Saarbrücker Zeitung
www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de
"But every time the waves inside Medea seem to have been calmed down , Jason (Angelos Samartzis) with his brightly flaring, almost ambarrasly healthy tenor voice appears on scene, a dazzling light in the longed-for darkness."
Andreas Falentin, 19.01.19, Die Deutsche Bühne
www.die-deutsche-buehne.de
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – La Traviata - ALFREDO
… which brings you to your knees. And that is exactly what Angelos Samartzis as Alfrede Germont is doing, as he declares his love for her with a brilliant tenor voice („Un di felice, eterea): A real dream couple, vocally secure even in the highest registers.
Saarbrückener Zeitung
www.saarbrückener-zeitung.de
Saarländisches Staatstheater – Nabucco - ISMAELE
Angelos Samartzis as vivacious Ismaele combines lyrical melodiousness and the brilliance of a heroic tenor,...
Die Rheinpfalz
www.rheinpfalz.de
Nationaloper Athen - La Bohème - RODOLFO
"Vocally, the best impression was made by Angelos Samartzis as Rodolfo. His voice convinces with round, brilliant tones and secure high notes…The audience gave a big applause with bravos for Angelos Samartzis."
Ingo Starz, 27.12.17, Online Merker
www.der-neue-merker.eu
"A real revelation in a field that urgently needs new blood was the tenor Angelos Samartzis, who embodied with generous singing and solid acting a plethoric Rodolfo."
Eftychios D. Horiatakis, 04.01.18
www.athinorama.gr
Theater Nordhausen - Luisa Fernanda – JAVIER
"An enirely good ensemble with an outstanding Angelos Samartzis as Javier. The young Greek, who changed this season to the Saarbrücken State Theatre and who could be seen recently at the Atherns State Opera, has the potential to become a star. With brilliant professionalism he sang the part of Javier and meanwhile has become much more stable in his passionate voice leading."
Wolfgang Hirsch, 08.01.18, Thüringer Allgemeine
www.thueringer-allgemeine.eu
Saarländisches Staatstheater – La Bohème – RODOLFO
"Vocally Angelos Samartzis as Rodolfo made the best impression. His voice convinced with round, brilliant tones and secure high notes."
Online Merker
www.der-neue-merker.eu
"The Greek tenor Angelos Samartzis made his debut at the State Theatre in the huge role of Rodolfo. One can’t but congratulate the artistic director to this new ensemble member. With his extremely powerful and expressive voice Samartzis succeeded in making Rodolfo’s entire passion palpable: longing for love and pain, dedication and desperation. … He was just fabulous in the role."
Opus Kulturmagazin
www.opus-kulturmagazin.de
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – La Bohème – RODOLFO
Theater Nordhausen - La Boheme - RODOLFO
"Most of the performers presented beautiful singing, combined with passion and an overwhelming joy of acting. ...Angelos Samartzis as Rodolfo with beautiful timbre and brilliant heights is her equal in every respect."
Das Opernglas - Oktober 2016
"Rhodos-born Angelos Samartzis impressed as Rodolfo with his brilliant heights. The audience rewarded himm with standing ovations.."
Thüringer Allgemeine - September 2016
Rüsselsheim City Theatre - Opera gala concert
"In the "Lied von Klein-Zack" (Offenbach's ?Tales of Hoffmann ") Angelos Samartzis proved sense for bizarre moments and as indulging, emphatic (Jules Massenet)he succeeded in reaching brilliant heights."
Rüsselsheimer Echo - Dezember 2015
"One highlight followed the other in the second part of the 2 hours lasting gala concert, in which the Greek tenor Angelos Samartzis became more and more the public's favourite. Especially Jaques Offenbach's ?Il était une fois" (?Es war einmal am Hofe von Eisenack"), better known as ?The Ballad of Kleinzack", the tenor thrilled the audience with his brilliant vocal power and his perfect acting. "
 
 
 
ON STAGE
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Saarländisches Staatstheater – Don Carlos - DON CARLOS
Photo: Astrid Karger
 
Saarländisches Staatstheater – Don Carlos - DON CARLOS
Photo: Astrid Karger
 
Saarländisches Staatstheater – Don Carlos - DON CARLOS
Photo: Astrid Karger
 
Bühnen Halle – Un ballo in maschera - GUSTAVO
 
Bühnen Halle – Un ballo in maschera - GUSTAVO
 
Bühnen Halle – Un ballo in maschera - GUSTAVO
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Nabucco - ISMAELE
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Medée – JASON
Photo: Staatstheater Saarbrücken
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Medée – JASON
Photo: Staatstheater Saarbrücken
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Medée – JASON
Photo: Staatstheater Saarbrücken
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Nabucco – ISMAELE
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – Nabucco – ISMAELE
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – La Traviata - ALFREDO
 
Greek National Opera - La Bohème - RODOLFO
Photo: GNO / Andreas Simopoulos
 
Greek National Opera - La Bohème - RODOLFO
Photo: GNO / Andreas Simopoulos
 
Saarländisches Staatstheater – La Bohème – RODOLFO
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – La Bohème – RODOLFO
 
Staatstheater Saarbrücken – La Bohème – RODOLFO
 
Theater Nordhausen - La Boheme - RODOLFO
 
Theater Nordhausen - La Boheme - RODOLFO