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About Scott Wheatley


Baritone Scott Wheatley, a Kansas native, holds degrees from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the University of South Florida. He has performed with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Whitewater Opera, Bronx Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Northeast, Connecticut Grand Opera, the Ashlawn Summer Festival, and Opera Maine.  He has performed a variety of opera roles including Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Bohème, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gérard in Andrea Chénier, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Germont in La Traviata.

Scott is equally at home on the concert stage, having performed the Requiems of both Fauré and Duruflé, Ravel’s Don Quichotte et Dulcinée, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Creation and Handel’s Messiah. He made his solo Lincoln Center debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival in Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore under the baton of Ivan Fisher. He was invited back as a soloist at the Lincoln Center in a concert production of Gluck’s Alceste starring Deborah Voigt and Vinson Cole. Other career concert highlights include Bluebeard in a new translation of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with the Bartok Foundation in Tampa, as well as world premiere performances of the role of Recruit in Thea Musgrave’s a cappella opera Voices of Power and Protest with the Virtuoso Singers of New York at both the Society of Ethical Culture and the United Nations. Scott has appeared as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic in concerts throughout Israel and at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Zubin Mehta, as well as with the Collegiate Chorale in Verbier, Switzerland and the Bard Festival in New York.

Internationally, Scott has also sung as a choral artist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, L.A. Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of renowned conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Masur, Leon Botstein, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst, Nicholas McGegan, Louis Langree, and Valery Gergiev. Some highlights include Verdi’s Requiem with the Israel Philharmonic, under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Carnegie Hall performances of the premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum, the Julie Taymor-directed production of Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel, Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato with the Mark Morris Dance Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton televised from Lincoln Center and conducted by John Mauceri.

In addition to his full calendar of singing and teaching, Scott enjoys an active career as a coach/accompanist, collaborating with both singers and instrumentalists.

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