Sam Parkinson is an upcoming American bass-baritone based in Boston, MA. This is Parkinson’s first season with the Lakes Area Music Festival. Parkinson recently recieve his Masters Degree from The Boston Conservatory.
While at the conservatory Parkinson sang Bartolo, Le nozze di Figaro; Dr. Grenvil, La traviata; Immigration Officer, Flight; ; Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia; Sarastro, The Magic Flute; and Haly, L’Italiana in algiers; Father Truelove, The Rake's Progress.
Parkinson has also been a featured artist at the Trentino Music Festival where he sang Superintendent Budd, Albert Herring; The Forester, The Cunning Little Vixen and Curio, Giulio Cesare.
Parkinson has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and the BSO in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood. Parkinson recently sang compramarios in Candide with the BSO at Tanglewood where the Philadelphia Times called him “a young man.” Parkinson has further served as a rehearsal soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Tanglewood. Additionally, Parkinson has been a featured soloist at the historic Old North Church in the Boston North End where he is renowned for his oratorio and concert works.
While receiving a BM and MM in voice performance from The Boston Conservatory, Parkinson cofounded the Boston Conservatory Student Opera; an organization devoted to expanding performance opportunities for young opera students. In the inagural season Parkinson directed Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back and Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief.