A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Samuel Krall holds degrees in both Vocal Performance, studying under Rita Shane, and Classical Guitar Performance, studying under Nicholas Goluses. Previous stage roles include Monsieur Presto in Francis Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias, Neville Craven in Lucy Simon’s The Secret Garden, Lescaut in Act II of Massenet’s Manon, and most recently as The King in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince with the Buffalo-based company Opera Sacra.
Krall has performed in concert as baritone soloist with the orchestras of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Oswego Community College, with ensembles including Voices, St. Michael’s Singers, Eastman Chorale, Gregory F. Kunde Chorale, Buffalo Master Chorale, and Vox Lumine, at venues including St. John the Divine in New York City, and on series including Eastman’s Bach Cantata Series. As guitarist, Krall has appeared on the Eastman at St. Michael’s Series, the George Eastman House series, select performances in Kilbourn Hall, and on stage with Rochester Lyric Opera.
Krall has narrated performances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and as the Soldier in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire Du Soldat with Rochester’s Ad Hoc ensemble. Krall has collaborated as either guitarist, narrator, or baritone with conductors including Cary Ratcliff, William Weinert, Benton Hess, Stephen Sulich, Brandon Johnson, Malcolm J. Merriweather, Doreen Rao, and Michael Butterman. Krall currently serves on staff of Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership.