Recognized for her “authenticity” and “attention to text,” American soprano Samantha Grambow (née Farmilant) appears regionally as a recitalist and on the opera, oratorio, and concert stages. Favorite roles include Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Fire in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. International credits include Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Viterbo, Italy) and Ascanio in Pergolesi’s Lo frate ‘nnamorato (Rome, Italy). In 2016, Samantha sang the world premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s Emily! at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Publishers Showcase in Chicago. Samantha performs regularly with baritone Daniel Grambow and with the Floating Opera Company. Most recently, she made her solo debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and won a scholarship from the American Opera Society.
"Ms. Farmilant [Grambow] possesses a unique warmth in her voice and moreover a natural musical approach to everything she sings...combines a fine technique with deep knowledge of the meaning of text and transmits emotion with ease and honesty."
- José Luis Gomez, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
“...a standout is Samantha Farmilant [Grambow], soprano’s Ballad of Penny Evans delivered with folk-singer-like attention to text and a naked authenticity. A simple song that goes right to the heart.”
— Vocal Arts Chicago on Floating Opera Company's War and Peace
"As Queen of the Night, Samantha Farmilant [Grambow] well conveyed both her character's formidability and her bat-craziness, and earned some extra whoops from the audience, after the famous Act 2 aria, and at her curtain call."
— Cleveland.com on Cleveland Institute of Music’s The Magic Flute