R e v i e w s
BILLY BUDD / DOR 2011
"As a stark contrast to Billy trumps the dark lurking Claggart by Sami Luttinen. With high thin shape and deep black, phenomenal differentiating Gottlob-Frick-type of bass voice his master-at-arms is the pure incarnation of evil, Iago and Scarpia seeming relatively harmless against his scorn for the weakness of the good."
DAS OPERNGLAS 5/2011, B.Kempen
FAUST / DOR 2007
"Sami Luttinen is an elegant, tall, movable Méphistophélès that mixes brilliantly heroic, black and buffonesque tones."
DIE WELT 28.02.2007, Stefan Keim
G.CHARPENTIER: LOUISE / DOR 2008
"Sami Luttinen draws - with his bass voice guided between noblesse and fearful roaring - a harrowing study of Père wavering between the betraying fatherly love and frustration. In the first act, where Charpentier puts this figure quote-like wisdom in the mouth, Luttinen created a tribute to his great Seneca, in the fourth act he manages the poignant character study of a broken man."
DER NEUE MERKER 30.09.2008, Dirk Altenaer
PARSIFAL / OPER CHEMNITZ 2013
"Sami Luttinen is a sometimes angry Gurnemanz with a clear bass voice and an impressive understanding of the text. He sings his long narration in the first act balmy with a clear phrasing and bows that make up a great tension. Particularly impressive he does this in the third act's Anointing and Coronation Scene as well as in the subsequent Good Friday Spell."
OPERNNETZ 06/2013, Andreas H. Hölscher