Friday, May 24, 2013

Reader Submission: Samuel Hasselhorn

Samuel Hasselhorn
As we've stated numerous times, we love our reader submissions more than almost anything. In the international art of opera it is virtually impossible to follow thousands of gifted singers simultaneously. We consider our readers our barihunk scouts and you've delivered some of the best talent and eye candy to us over the years.

The latest submission is German barihunk Samuel Hasselhorn who studied at the studied opera at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany.  Since October 2012, Hasselhorn has honed his skills at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris.

In 2010, he was awarded the Walter und Charlotte Hamel Stiftung Scholarship award at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin, one of the most prestigious national singing contests in Europe. He was also a finalist in the international Schubert Competition in Graz. In 2011, he became the first German singer to win the Gundlach-Musikpreis.

Samuel Hasselhorn sings Storck, Wolf & Scubert at the Internationalen Wettbewerb für Liedkunst:

In November 2011,  Hasselhorn made his professional stage debut as Guglielmo in Mozarts Cosí fan tutte at the Hameln-Theatre in Germany. On May 12th, he made his debut at the international Händel-Festspiele in Göttingen with songs and arias by Händel, Lully, Vivaldi and Rameau.

You can next see him in Paris, where he will join the Lazarus Quartet in music by Hugo Wolf and Arnold Schoenberg. Tickets are available online.

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