Samuel Dundas is a graduate of the Melba Conservatorium of Music and his performance experience encompasses opera, musical theatre and concerts. He has sung in concert throughout Australia and New Zealand, including with the ASO, MSO, TSO, WASO and the Auckland Philharmonia, and his concert repertoire includes Pilatus/Bass soloist in Johannes Passion and Mozart Requiem.
Since 2005, when Samuel made his operatic debut with Opera Queensland, he has gone on to perform with More than Opera, the AYO and has been involved with Victorian Opera both as a freelance artist and a member of the Artist Development program. Roles he has performed with VO include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Belcore in The Elixir of Love, the Second Soldier in The Love of the Nightingale, Creon/The Messenger in Oedipus Rex and Chief Clerk in Metamorphosis, as well as Schaunard in the Puccini: The Sacred and Profane gala.
2009 saw Samuel make his role debut in the title role in Victorian Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Other performances included Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, also for Victorian Opera; bass soloist in Fauré Requiem for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; the inaugural concert at the new Melbourne Recital Centre in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music; Opera Australia’s annual Williamstown concert; and an Opera Gala concert in Morundah.
In 2010 - 2011, he was a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist program at Opera Australia. During this time his roles included Doctor/Inquisitor/Judge/Stanislaus in Candide, Handsome in La fanciulla del West, Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ceprano in Rigoletto, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Pish-Tush in The Mikado, Cascada in Merry Widow and Masetto in Don Giovanni.
Recently, he performed Priest in The Magic Flute, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Fiorello in The Barber of Seville, Cascada in The Merry Widow, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly for Opera Australia and the Title role in Oz Opera’s tour of Don Giovanni. Other recent engagements have included Papageno in The Magic Flute for Victorian Opera, soloist in Brahms Requiem with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and his debut with Sydney Sinfonia in a Discovery series concert at the City Recital Hall, Sydney.
Samuel’s 2013 engagements will include Marcello in La bohème, Moralès in Carmen (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Gaoler in Tosca, Sid in Albert Herring all for Opera Australia and Brahms German Requiem with the Sydney Philharmonia.