Samuel Mariño made his stage debut at the Halle Handel Festival in 2018, appearing as Alessandro in Handel’s Berenice, a performance that earned him the nomination of Best Revelation Artist in Das OpernWelt. Subsequent opera performances include the role of Demetrio in Gluck’s Angigono with Halle Handel Festival Orchestra under Michael Hofstetter at the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Tamiri in Angesi’s Il Re Pastore with Katowice Academy Baroque Orchestra, Curiazio in Cimarosa’s Gli Orazi e i Curiazi for the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and staged performances of Handel’s La Resurrezione at Stadttheater Giessen under Michael Hofstetter.
Concert performances have included Bach’s B Minor Mass with Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Zsolt Hamar as well as gala concerts in Halle showcasing arias from Chuerubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiorilla (Il turco in Italia) and Maria (West Side Story) and he appeared alongside Rolando Villazón on the stage of the Palais Garnier in the final concert of the Rolex Perptual Music series. A burgeoning discography includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal released on the Versailles Spectacles label and his debut solo album Care pupille — a collection of rarities by Handel and Gluck with Handelfestspielorchester Halle — is released on Orfeo and nominated in three Opus Klassik categories in 2021.
Samuel Mariño was awarded the Interpretation Award at the 2017 Opéra de Marseile International Singing Competition and won the 2017 Neue Stimmen Audience prize. He is currently closely mentored by the renowned soprano Barbara Bonney and is the recipient of a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Salzburg. Following his passion for rediscovering music and innovating period performance practice, Samuel founded Ensemble Teseo in 2019, where he aims to bring forgotten Baroque works and techniques to mainstream opera and concert stages.