Samuel Namotte baritone
The Belgian baritone Samuel Namotte began his musical training at age 3 playing the violin. After his master’s degree in “French/Roman Languages and Literatures”, at Liège University, he began in 2013 his formal education in classical singing at Maastricht Conservatory and finished his master at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège.
Namotte has already interpreted Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte (Tel-Aviv), Biju in Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, at the Opéra de Rouen, Maximilian in Candide and a depute in Don Carlos, at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Ercole in Admeto, in Marseille, the title role in Don Giovanni, Ben in Menotti’s The Telephone, Albert in Massenet’s Werther, in Langenberg, Morales in Carmen and Marco in Gianni Schicchi (Opera Noord Holland-Noord), the Horloge Comtoise in L´Enfant et les sortilèges, in Maastricht, Adonis in Venus and Adonis, at De Singel, Antwerpen, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème, Le Baron de Pictordu in Viardot’s Cendrillon (Brussel Operette Theater) and lastly De Wolf in De prins op het knappe paard (Opera Zuid, Netherland). S.Namotte frequently enjoys portraying different baritone roles in operettas, like Falke in Die Fledermaus, Marquis de Corneville in Les Cloches de Corneville, Senator Bartolomeo Delacqua in Eine Nacht in Venedig, Red Shadow in Romberg’s The Desert Song (Komische Oper Maastricht), Baron de Gondremarck in La Vie Parisienne, André de Langeac in Les Saltimbanques and Narcisse de Brissac in Les Mousquetaires au Couvent, among others.
Samuel Namotte has also often been engaged as an oratorio soloist in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, in works such as J. S. Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Haendel’s Dixit Dominus, The Messiah and I Will Magnify Thee, Teller’s Missa pro Defunctis, Mendelssohn’s Lauda Sion, Zelenka’s Te Deum, Mozart’s Requiem, Krönungsmesse and Missa Brevis, Gounod’s Cäcilienmesse, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Fauré’s Requiem and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, among others.
He has worked with directors, such as M. Fau, P.-E. Fourny, O. Klöter, D. Wilkenbus, F. van Laecke, W. Koeken and S. Oliviero. And with conductors as J.-C. Malgoire, L.G. Alarcón, J.-C. Spinosi, L. Claesen, D. Reuss, C. Zembalista, S. Marziali, P. Leterme, H. Niquet, P. Arrivabeni and S. Rouland.
Among his next engagements, he will sing Marchese in La Traviata, Schaunard in La Bohème, Ceprano in Rigoletto, Herman in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Mars in Contessa di Numi, at Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Opéra National de Lorraine and Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, among others.