Samual Keeler (Washington, D.C.), tenor, has been hailed for his “rich tenor,” (Culpepper Times) “strong vocals and crisp, clear delivery” (DC Theatre Scene). He recently appeared on stage in concert alongside Michael Spyres as part of the Guild Hall/Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artist Series, something that he hopes many other young artists will have the opportunity to experience. His most recent roles include Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni,Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Frederic in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Sam Kaplan in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Don Curzio & Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Lurcanio in Handel’s Ariodante. He keeps a regular performance schedule as a soloist in the greater Philadelphia region. His studies of the Bel Canto style influence his performance across genres and have exposed him to many vocal colors and repertoire. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Italian language which led him to an interest in Neapolitan Music, the Neapolitan Dialect, and Italian songs of the 19th and 20th centuries.
As an artist, he is passionate about creating meaningful work for both the audience as well as the artists he shares the stage with. He most enjoys performance when sharing the experience with colleagues both on and off stage. He believes that we all have a unique perspective to life and feels extremely fortunate to be able to share his perspectives with audiences across the world. Keeler is a current student of Gioachino LiVigni and is a graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio at University of Maryland, College Park.