Sam Handley

Sam Handley

Vocalists — Bass-Baritone

Sam Handley as Leporello sang with a clear, sharp bass that filled the theater with ease. —Chicago Classical Voice

Bass-baritone Sam Handley easily had that gift, roaring out a commanding rendition of "Le veau d'or" (The golden calf) from Gounod's "Faust", which rattled the rafters and riveted the mind. —San Francisco Classical Voice


A graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, Sam Handley has been praised for “his rich, burnished” voice and the “genuine emotional depth of his characterizations.” As a member of the Ryan Opera Center, he performed more than a dozen roles, including Quince in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tom in Un ballo in maschera. After appearing in Il trittico at the Castleton Festival in the summer of 2010, he returned in 2011 to sing Colline with Lorin Maazel. Charles Ward of The Houston Chronicle has described his “vivid . . .

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