Samantha Hay, Soprano





Spring 2019 sees Samantha debut with Opera North and returning to Welsh National Opera in a now very familiar role of Queen of the Night.


During 2018-2019 she performs for a series of concerts for schools and families with Welsh National Opera throughout the UK and Hong Kong.


In Summer 2017 Samantha returned to the RSC for a run of The Tempest at London's Barbican Centre.


Spring 2017 saw her debut with Mid-Wales Opera as Queen of the Night.


In 2016 she performed Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) & Priestess (Iphigenie) for English Touring Opera & Soprano Soloist for Raymond Gubbay's Strauss Gala Tour.


During the 2014-15 Season Samantha performed Queen of the Night and Frasquita for Welsh National Opera


In 2014 Samantha sang Queen of the Night for ETO and cover of Hecuba (King Priam)


In 2013 Samantha performed Queen of the Night for Merry Opera; La Modista for Wexford Festival Opera; Pit Soprano, for the first UK staging of  Wagner Dream, for WNO.


Other roles for WNO include Zerlina, covers of Musetta (La Boheme), Echo (Ariadne), Karolka (Jenufa), Alice Ford (Falstaff), High Priestess (Aida) and has also performed the role of Slave (Salome) & 2nd Bird in the world permiere of James Macmillan's 'The Sacrifice"


Samantha studied singing at the Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire.