Samuel Piper made his debut as with Opera Queensland as Masetto in their 2018 production of Don Giovanni. He was also a soloist in the Helpmann-Nominated Mozart Airborne, which ran at the Cremorne Theatre in 2017 and has been a regular for company performances ever since he joined the chorus of Verdi’s Otello in 2013. In 2018, Piper was a chorister at Opera Australia in Aida, The Nose, and La Boheme on the Harbour, also joining Pinchgut Opera for their City Recital Hall performances of Handel’s Athalia.
Samuel holds a Bachelor of Music and has continued his studies through further scholarship and development opportunities, including the Melba Opera Trust from 2016 to 2019, Lisa Gasteen National Opera School. Both opportunities lead to significant performance opportunities including as Morales in Carmen with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a concert engagement with Victorian Opera at Hamer Hall, as well as performances at Kirribli House, Hawthorne Arts Centre, and Deakin Edge to name a few.
He was introduced to opera through a high-school Moving Opera workshop with Opera Queensland, and is delighted to have had the opportunity to work and grow with the company over the last 12 years moving from workshop participant, youth ambassador, chorister, to young soloist.