Sam Goodyear

Sam Goodyear is an opera fan and Wagner enthusiast, originally from Portsmouth but now living in Germany.

He read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and has at various times worked as a bookie, translator, trader, journalist, and TV researcher. He currently works in socially responsible investment.

While very much an amateur, his interest in music has in the past led to him singing on BBC radio, and playing the trumpet in front of the queen. He attends as much Wagner both at home and abroad as time and money will permit, and he has written on Wagner for Classical Music Magazine.

Reviews by Sam Goodyear

Stefan Herheim's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen at Deutsche Oper Berlin (2024)

Roland Schwab: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth 2023)

Jay Scheib: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival, 2023)

Tcherniakov: Das Rheingold, Staatsoper Berlin

Tcherniakov: Die Walküre, Staatsoper Berlin

Tcherniakov: Siegfried, Staatsoper Berlin

Tcherniakov: Götterdämmerung, Staatsoper Berlin

Bayreuth Festival 2017: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Kosky/Jordan)

Bayreuth Festival 2015: Tristan und Isolde