Be among the first in Canada to experience the exhilarating voice of male soprano Samuel Mariño.

We are thrilled to welcome Samuel Mariño to our stage for what promises to be a highlight of the Toronto concert season. Following debuts at major European opera houses and with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, 29-year-old Mariño is making a name for himself with his remarkable range, astonishing vocal technique, and electrifying, youthful stage presence.

This concert offers the perfect showcase for Mariño’s powerful and agile soprano voice, capable of reaching stratospheric heights with apparent ease. “Quite simply the most extravagantly talented male soprano I have yet heard.” (Opera) Mariño joins the orchestra for virtuoso baroque opera arias from Handel’s Arminio and Vivaldi’s Il Giustino, among others.      

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Running Time
About 110 minutes
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Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre

April 27, 2023 11:00 am
April 28, 2023 8:00 pm
April 29, 2023 2:00 pm

Samuel Mariño

Male soprano

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

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