Vocalist - Tenor
SSO winds up 65th season
"Ramsay brought similar sky-scraping potency and rock-solid vocal control to bear in negotiating Orff's grotesque depiction of the spitted, roasting swan."
Clifton J. Noble Jr., The Rebublican (Springfield, MA)
Opera hits high note for Springfield Symphony Orchestra crowd
"Puccini got the longest home-run shot of the night, as Scott Ramsay and Sara Jakubiak sang 'O Soave Fanciulla' from his opera 'La Boheme,' floating their high Cs from offstage to the delight of all present."
Clifton J. Noble Jr., The Republican (Springfield, MA)
"In the strongly cast title roles, the Roméo of tenor Scott Ramsay was superb. Ramsay, with the bearing and hunky appearance of a Gerard Depardieu, sang his balcony scene apostrophe ('Ah! lève-toi, soleil!') with powerful and ringing ardor, the final scene's 'Salut! tombeau' and his deadly toast with somber passion." Read More...
Stephen G. Landesman, Ithaca Journal
"Donizetti gave him the night's best aria, and Ramsay held the audience in the palm of his hands with a mixture of vulnerability and virtuosity while singing 'Una furtiva lagrima.'"
J. Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids Press
Lulu, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 11/7/08
"Tenor Scott Ramsay essayed the Painter's cruelly stratospheric tessitura exceptionally well and chillingly rendered his suicidal disintegration."
Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News
"Scott Ramsay's Painter was a deft combination of romantic artiste and craven careerist. Re-appearing as the Sailor, he embodied menacing stupidity."
Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
"Scott Ramsay makes an auspicious Dayton Opera debut in the part of Don Ottavio. Ramsay seems totally at home on stage and thoroughly in sympathy with Mozartean style. Blessed with a luscious, effortless-sounding instrument, Ramsay can modulate his voice to a melting mezzo-piano, which he displays to stunning effect in the second verse of his Act I aria, 'Dalla sua pace.'" [DON GIOVANNI - Dayton Opera]
E. Street, Dayton City Paper
"Scott Ramsay was arguably the most impressive of the four singers. He was ambitious enough to sing the original (very difficult) version of 'Fuor del mare' from Idomeneo. He performed the rapid runs and other decorations handsomely. His voice was shown to even better effect in 'Dalla sua pace' from Don Giovanni." ["MOZART AT THE OPERA" - Albany Symphony Orchestra]
J. Hennerty, Albany Times-Union
"Scott Ramsay's sweet, silky tenor was a fascinating match for Jupiter, reimagined as a formidable executive, exercising power through confident charisma; his elegant singing of 'Where'er You Walk,' the opera's greatest hit staged as a counterpoint to a Semele-Ino reunion, reinvigorated even that warhorse." [SEMELE - Opera Boston]
M. Guerriere, Boston Globe
"His flexible voice is very attractive, and ... he brought a passionate intensity to the role [Edgardo] that matched the fire of Dessay's riveting Lucia." [LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR - Lyric Opera of Chicago]
W. Dellacoma, Chicago Sun Times
"Ramsay's growing tenor remains light, but he is a thoughtful, musical artist and shaped text and music with care and stylish expressiveness. Nothing was shirked, certainly not the high C capping Act III." [ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - Opera New Jersey]
Daved Shengold, Opera News
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