Samuel Faustine, a San Francisco native, performs a wide-variety of genres ranging from baroque opera to modern musical theater.
Enjoyed for his versatility and his "very sweet voice somewhere between a Broadway tenor and an operatic lyric tenor" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Sam maintains a presence among both the Bay Area's Musical Theater scene as well as the Opera community, and has performed more than 25 roles in the last few years. Some of his favorites include Anthony in Sweeney Todd (San Jose Stage), Curly in Oklahoma! (Broadway by the Bay), Vašek in The Bartered Bride (Pocket Opera), and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. See full resume HERE!
Sam is also known as an oratorio and concert soloist, and has been hired by many prestigious companies including the San Francisco Symphony, California Bach Soloists, San Jose Symphonic Choir, among many others. He is known in particular for his 'Roasted Swan' aria in Orff's Carmina Burana, having performed the piece several times around the Bay Area.
He often performs with San Francisco's beloved Lamplighters Music Theatre, having played leading roles in 10+ productions in the last few years. His favourites include Colonel Fairfax, Robin Oakapple, and Candide, in the productions of Yeomen of the Guard, Ruddygore, and Candide respectively.
Sam is also an active member of the Bay Area’s sacred music and choral community, and frequently performs around the region, most notably with the San Francisco Symphony, Gaude, Volti SF, Cappella SF, and Grace Cathedral where he sings counter-tenor in addition to tenor.
Sam is energized by New Music, and has worked intimately with several composers and creators, in recordings and live performances. He has most recently worked with Ryan Brown, Samson Y Hiss, Seth Byrd, Eric Choate, and the many composers whose works are commissioned by Volti SF.
When not performing choral or theatre works, Sam can be found singing pop, barbershop, folk, jazz music, or writing/composing/arranging his own not-quite-there-yet-but-slightly-better-than-mediocre music. He found his passion for "nonclassical" music while growing up kicking it and jamming with the founding members of the Tumbleweed Wanderers, a successful world-touring rock band. He is currently in a two-piece 50s and 60s cover-band called the Almond Bros (performing mostly at farmers markets).
Sam received his Master’s Degree in May 2015 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He received a Bachelor's in Music at the University of Puget Sound in 2013.
Sam maintains an active Voice Studio in San Francisco's Noe Valley - more info HERE