Head of Development
Samuel Krum was born in Melbourne, Australia. Early studies in Piano and Percussion led to placement in the Victorian College of the Arts Opera Studio, where he was awarded the Harold Fisher Opera Scholarship. Samuel has performed at the National Gallery of Victoria, BMW Edge Theatre; Federation Square, the Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall; Crown Casino, and Olympic Park; Melbourne. While in Australia, Samuel worked on the Australian premiere of Viktor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis as associate-director before creating Finding Farinelli, a theatre piece exploring the history of the Italian castrati for the Daylesford Italian Festival and Wasted Underground for Tashmadada, a cabaret-opera pairing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with music of Weill, Hollaender and Spolianski. After relocating to Europe, Samuel worked at Vienna’s Drachengasse Theater as associate-director and co-writer on My Year Without Sex, since revived on London’s West End and toured to the Melbourne Comedy and Adelaide Cabaret Festivals. Samuel worked at Target Live with Guy Chapman as Promotional Director for the Verbier Festival, as well as numerous West End shows including Cabaret, Blood Brothers, Elaine Stritch; At Liberty, Chita Rivera Live at the Shaw, and Golda’s Balcony. Samuel has been a jurist for the Competizione dell’Opera and given Performance Masterclasses in New York, Melbourne (Melba Conservatory & Victorian Opera) and Dublin (Arts Path). As Senior Artist Manager and now Vocal Consultant to Robert Gilder & Company, Samuel regularly works with the world’s leading opera companies, orchestras and festivals including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Opera Australia and the Glyndebourne Festival.