Sam Furness (tenor) studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he won the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Club Prize in 2012. His past roles include the title role of Les contes d’Hoffmann for English Touring Opera, Quint and the Prologue (The Turn of the Screw) for Northern Ireland Opera, Baron Lummer (Intermezzo) and Jaquino (Fidelio) for Garsington Opera, Joe (La fanciulla del West) for English National Opera, the title role in Albert Herring for Opera Holland Park, for a new production at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, and for the Opera di Firenze, Florence, Steva (Jenůfa) for Scottish Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Turku Music Festival, and Novice (Billy Budd) for Teatro Municipal, Santiago.