Sam Kreidenweis, baritone

Member since 2018
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Education:
MM, Opera Theatre Performance, University of Arizona
BM, Vocal Performance, University of Dayton

Baritone Sam Kreidenweis is excited to enter his first season with Cantus. Sam has worked with renowned ensembles including Phoenix Chorale, True Concord Voices, Skylark Ensemble, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Irish group Anúna, and sung for world-renowned conductors and composers such as Neil Gittleman, Craig Hella Johnson, Charles Bruffy, Michael McGlynn, Gregory Brown, and Jake Runestad. He can be heard on the GRAMMY® Award-winning recording of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (Best Chorale Performance, 2016), a collaboration between Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale. His career has included touring and recording extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, China, and Japan. Sam’s most recent trip to Japan was with Anúna for a presentation of W.B. Yeats’ play, Takahime (The Hawk’s Well) in a ground-breaking new performance of original music by Michael McGlynn and traditional Noh actors; a performance practice never before done. Sam was also with Anúna when they performed on the Last Night of the Proms on the BBC in 2017.

Sam holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Dayton, and M.M. in Opera Theatre Performance from Arizona State University. Notable roles between the two programs include Bob (Old Maid and the Thief), Dr. Craven (The Secret Garden), The Wolf/Cinderella’s Price (Into the Woods), and Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro). Sam has sung in the opera choruses of Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Arizona Opera. He also worked as an Educational Outreach Artist in Arizona Opera’s outreach program, Opera-tunity.