Sam Burkey started his singing career at the age of six as Oliver. After performing in three operas for the Kentish Opera, he moved to The English National Opera. His credits at the ENO include Hansel and Gretel, Macbeth, (on tour to former-USSR), Cunning Little Vixen, Magic Flute, and Turn of the Screw. He often sang the role of Miles in Britten's Turn of the Screw including performances for the Pimlico Opera and the Royal College of Music.
At the age of twelve Sam went on tour with the Welsh National Opera to sing Yniold in Pelleas et Melisande in the widely acclaimed Boulez/Stein production; covering the UK, including television performances and a run in Paris.
Followed by a major tour in Amsterdam with the Nederlands Opera, he starrred as God of Love in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. As a music scholar at Eltham College Sam also enjoyed playing many other instruments - in his spare time.
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Sam was a music scholar at Eltham College. He was a soloist for the College's Chamber Choir and The Bromley Boy Singers, plays the treble recorder, violin, piano and guitar and studied dance/drama at the Patricia Hammond School in Chiselhurst.
Music has remained of major importance in Sam's life. As a singer-songwriter he has worked on the soundtracks of a number of major cinema movies.
He regularly performs at international events and has supported several well known artists.
Sam Burkey Drame lyrique en cinq actes et douze tableaux par Claude Debussy. Sam is the young "Yniold" and sings in two scenes; the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera is under the direction of Pierre Boulez. This is a 2002 product.