Samuel Mariño wraps up our 2024/25 Season on a high note

Considered the world’s rarest voice type, the male soprano sound defies categorization. Those who witnessed the Tafelmusik debut of Samuel Mariño in 2023 will never forget the sheer thrill of his artistry, his “lyric instincts…and sincere emotional investment in the musical material” (Ludwig van Toronto). We are delighted to welcome Samuel back to join the orchestra for an operatic tour de force at Koerner Hall.

Toronto audiences can look forward to exhilarating live performances of music Mariño selected for his acclaimed album, Sopranista, including two arias from L’Amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne. Tafelmusik’s 2003 recording of instrumental music from this opera was among the first to bring the brilliance of this influential Black 18th-century composer to a wider audience.

Mariño’s offerings include an exquisite aria from Mozart’s Mitridate and Gluck’s most famous aria, “Che faro’ senza Euridice” from Orfeo ed Euridice. Hand-picked virtuoso arias from operas by Haydn and Salieri framed by orchestral music directed by Tafelmusik’s “inspirational” Julia Wedman (Gramophone) complete the picture.

Bound to delight opera lovers and the opera-curious alike, this program of arias by classical composers is the perfect showcase for Mariño’s otherworldly soprano voice.

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Running Time
2 hours
Style of Music
Classical vocal & orchestral

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

Guest artists

Samuel Mariño

Soprano soloist

Samuel Mariño’s unique vocal talent and glittering stage presence have earned him a stellar reputation with audiences and orchestras alike, and allow him to explore a wide range of roles in the baroque and classical repertoire. In the 2023/24 season, Mariño sings the title role in a new Handel pastiche, Sarrasine, at the International Handel Festival Göttingen, while on the concert platform he reunites with longtime collaborators L’Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal de Versailles for new year concerts, on tour with Gabetta Consort for a program of Handel at Opéra de Lausanne, and joining Concerto di Cavalieri for a European tour. He returns to the Gluck Festival in a program of Mozart arias and Ah! Perfido under Michael Hofstetter, and makes a welcome return to the USA in recital with pianist Jonathan Ware for Pro Arte Musical at the Pablo Casals Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico. 


Directed by Julia Wedman
Samuel Mariño soprano soloist
Tafelmusik Orchestra


Opera arias & orchestral sinfonias by Mozart, Bologne, Salieri, Haydn & Gluck

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