About Samuel Ramey
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"I don't really have a favorite opera, but if I was forced to choose, 'Mefistofele' and Gounod's 'Faust' would probably be my favorite," Ramey said, as quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times of April 6, 2002.
"The bass Samuel Ramey sang with chilling power. When on judgment day, some ominous voice from the beyond consigns all sinners to 'flames of woe unbounded,' as the requiem text states, surely that voice will sound like Mr. Ramey's," wrote Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times of April 24, 2002, in a review of a New York Philharmonic performance of the Verdi Requiem.
"Lindsey Larsen, a soprano, [38,] and Samuel Ramey, the bass, [60],were married yesterday at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., by the Rev. Jerry Nuernberger. Mr. Ramey sang during the ceremony, and so did the soprano Frederica von Stade," reports the New York Times of June 30, 2002.
Samuel Ramey's Naxos compact disc A Date with the Devil can be ordered from amazon.com and from amazon.co.uk.

Chris Shull of the
Wichita Eagle considers the recording one of the ten top classical CD's of 2002.
Some upcoming performances:

Monday
November 13, 2006
Rossini's
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
November 20, 2006
Rossini's
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
November 27, 2006
Rossini's
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
December 4, 2006
Verdi's
Don Carlo, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
December 11, 2006
Verdi's
Don Carlo, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
December 18, 2006
Verdi's
Don Carlo, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Monday
April 30, 2007
Rossini's
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Metropolitan Opera, New York