Samuel’s roles as part of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden included Wigmaker Ariadne auf Naxos, Morales Carmen, Zalzal L’Étoile and Thésée Oedipe, Silvio Pagliacci and Albert Werther. During the 2015/16 season Samuel also made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in Tom Ades’ orchestral work Brahms, conducted by the composer.
In January 2017, Samuel joined the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin where his roles included Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Escamillo Carmen, the Imperial Commissioner Madama Butterfly, Clerk Death in Venice, Matthieu Andrea Chénier, the Bosun Billy Budd, Ping Turandot, Border Guard Boris Gudonov and the Flemish Deputy Don Carlo. Other highlights of recent seasons include Conte Le nozze di Figaro, title role Eugene Onegin, which The Herald praised as “a performance that transcends such distractions by being beautifully measured and characterful as well as excellently sung”, and Silvio Pagliacci for Scottish Opera and Guglielmo for Northern Ireland Opera.
In the 2020/21 season, Samuel’s roles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin include the title role Don Giovanni, Don Alvaro Il viaggio a Reims and Angelotti Tosca. He will also make his Zurich Opera debut as Belcore L’elisir d’amore and appear in concert with the Bordeaux Opera.