Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed remarkable success in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe and in the United States. Her most noteworthy roles for English National Opera have included the title role in Handel's Semele and Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute. She performed various roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen during the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She sang Anne Truelove/The Rake’s Progress in 2012 in Sir David McVicar’s new production for the Scottish Opera. Internationally she has appeared at Opéra de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Montpellier and Opéra National du Rhin. She also performed the title role in Lully’s Psyché for the Boston Early Music Festival, which was released on CD and was subsequently nominated for a Grammy in 2008.
Carolyn Sampson’s numerous concert performances in the UK have included regular appearances at the BBC Proms and with orchestras including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, Britten Sinfonia and The Sixteen. She is a frequent guest with the Hallé Orchestraand has performed with City of London Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. In Europe her many appearances have included concerts with Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Bayerische Rundfunk, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Gürzenich Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and a performance of J C Bach’s Lucio Sillawith the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. She recently made her debut with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in the Musikverein.