Award-winning Venezuelan soprano Samuel Mariño’s natural musicality and unique vocal talent have set the stage for a career that allows him to explore a wide range of operatic roles in the baroque and classical repertoire. Recent opera highlights include Handel’s Berenice and Gluck’s Angigono at the Halle Handel Festival, and Zhou Long’s Madame White Snake at Opéra Comique, and The Mysteries of Desire with Royal Danish Opera.
A burgeoning discography includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal (Versailles) and his debut solo album Care pupille, a collection of rarities by Handel and Gluck with the Halle Handel Festival Orchestra.
Samuel studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Caracas and at the Paris Conservatory. Following his passion for rediscovering music and innovating period performance practice, Samuel founded Ensemble Teseo in 2019, with which he aims to bring forgotten baroque works and techniques to mainstream opera and concert stages.
Directed by Julia Wedman
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
Handel Overture to Il Trionfo del Tempo
Handel Motet “Saeviat tellus inter rigores”
Handel Concerto grosso in F Major, op. 6, no. 2
Handel “Quella fiamma” from Arminio
Vivaldi Sinfonia to L’Olimpiade: Andante
Vivaldi “Vedrò con mio diletto” from Il Giustino
Vivaldi Concerto for cello in E Minor (Keiran Campbell, soloist)
Scarlatti “Caldo sangue” from Il Sedecia Re di Gerusalemme
Hasse “Morte col fiero aspetto” from Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra
Pisendel Concerto in E-flat Major
Handel “Non sarà poco” from Atalanta