"A new star in the opera...The favourite is of course the soprano Samuel Mariño! The Venezuelan, with his brilliant and secure high coloratura, left even the most experienced Handel fans speechless from his singing and acting…”


“The real sensation is the South American soprano Samuel Mariño. In his early twenties and with no stage experience, he is obviously a natural talent. An exceptional male soprano at the beginning of his career. And we can say, “We were there!”

mitteldeutsche Zeitung

“…What distinguishes [his voice] and makes it remarkable is an impressive mix of lovely light soprano, masculine color, and perfect technique that relies on silky intonation as well as a strong chest register that effortlessly masters runs and interval jumps…”


“He is not just extraordinary—he also posses incredible beauty…”


"Fascinating natural soprano who is able to switch explosively to the dramatic heights between gentle, soulful passages. A natural event, the qualities of which have also been certified by its naturally unadulterated game. It remained an unforgettable event for many spectators..."

staedtische zeitung

“The evening offered charismatic singers, providing a tapestry of soulful singing from the brilliant high-pitched soprano, 25-year-old Samuel Mariño, in the largest and most demanding part of Demetrio…”

süddeutsche zeitung

“Mariño demonstrated in the lyrical repertoire the scope of his vocal control—he already masters the most virtuosic coloratura passages with highly dramatic subject material.”

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