Sam Taskinen is a Finnish bass-baritone with a strong, resonant voice, currently an ensemble member at Theater St Gallen Switzerland (with roles such as Achilla in Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Capitàn in Catán’s opera Florencia en el Amazonas), and from season 2021-22 onwards, of Staatstheater Kassel. With her diverse background in different styles of music, Sam has a wide repertoire and a broad palette of colours in her voice. Having been trained as a dancer, Sam’s stage presence is commanding and adapts well to different kinds of characters. Sam has been a member of the opera studio in Komische Oper Berlin, and has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in Finland and Central Europe, as well as having recently made her Lincoln Center and Edinburgh Festival Debuts. In 2019, Sam won the third prize in the international Klaudia Taev Competition for Young Opera Singers in Pärnu, Estonia.