Samantha Gaul is now a member of the Oper Leipzig after 5 years as ensemble member at Theater Freiburg, where she has sung Musetta (La Bohème), Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Nannetta (Falstaff), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and the lead role in the German premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Coraline, as well as the titlerole in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
The young soprano has also been engaged at Theater Basel, Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, and as Najade (Ariane auf Naxos) at Oper Frankfurt, Musetta at Konzert Theater Bern, Najade with Iván Fischer in Budapest and Vicenza, Ka (Mr Emmet takes a Walk) in Freiburg, and in Mahler’s 4th Symphony in Luxembourg.
At Staatstheater Augsburg she performed Sophie Scholl (Zimmermann’s Weiße Rose), the title role in Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus, Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore).
Recently, she sang Najade in Montpellier and jumped in as Nannetta in the new production of Falstaff at Komische Oper Berlin and gave a recital in the Schubertiade at Hohenems.
Her projects for the 2022/23 season: in Leipzig, she will sing Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Zerlina (Don Giovanni,) First Niece (Peter Grimes), Frasquita (Carmen). At Theater Regensburg, Samantha will be heard as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).
She studied and received her prizes at the Frankfurt Conservatory in the class of Hedwig Fassbender and in Munich with Christiane Iven.
She has taken part in masterclasses with Rudolf Piernay and Helmut Deutsch.
Among other awards, she received first prizes in the Jugend musiziert competition and special prizes from the Walter und Charlotte Hamel Foundation. She also won the 3rd prize in the national singing competition and is a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Verband as well as of the Da Ponte and Artemusica Foundation.
The magazine Opernwelt nominated her “Young Hope” in 2018.