Vocalist - Tenor

Following tenor Scott Ramsay’s portrayal of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the critic of the Chicago Sun-Times proclaimed, "He brought a passionate intensity to the role that matched the fire of Dessay's riveting Lucia." Of his Canadian debut in Verdi’s Requiem with Sir Andrew Davis and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the critic of Toronto Globe & Mail declared, "He proved a real find. His Ingemisco, Hostias and solo in the Lux Aeterna, had a sweetness and modest purity reminiscent of vintage Bjoerling and Simoneau.” Among his engagements in the 2019-20 season are his debut with Michigan Opera Theatre as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Wilhelm Arndt in Korngold’s Der Ring des Polykrates with Numi Opera, and soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2020, he reprises Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Round Top Music Festival.

In the summer of 2019, Mr. Ramsay sang Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in Colorado, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Pacific Symphony. His engagements in the 2018-19 season included Rodolfo in La bohème with Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Danielpour’s An American Requiem with Bel Canto Chorus, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with West Virginia Symphony, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Southeast Missouri Symphony and Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. In the 2017-18 season, he sang as Alfredo in La traviata with the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart's Requiem with Elgin Symphony, Verdi's Requiem with Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Pacific Symphony and USC Thornton School of Music. His 2016-17 engagements included his role debut as Wilhelm Dantine in Philip Glass' The Perfect American with Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 for his Des Moines Symphony Orchestra debut; and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy as well as Mozart's Requiem for his debut with Rogue Valley Symphony.

Recent successes include Narraboth in Strauss’ Salome in a return to Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for his Portland Opera debut; Rodolfo in La bohème with Manila’s musicArtes; Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; a New Year’s Gala Concert with Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan; Dvořák's Requiem for a return to Berkshire Choral Festival; Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd for a return to Virginia Opera; his debut as Don José in Bizet's Carmen with Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Suburban Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; his debut in Indianapolis Opera’s Crescendo concert; and the world premiere of David Del Tredici’s Dum Dee Tweedle for his Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut.

Past highlights include Mitch in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Virginia Opera; Henry Ward Beecher in the world premiere of Victoria Bond's Mrs. President, The Opera at NYC's Symphony Space and Anchorage Opera; Lenski in Eugene Onegin and soloist in Opera in the Park with Madison Opera under John DeMain; the Duke in Rigoletto with Sacramento Opera; the Painter/Sailor in Berg’s Lulu and Mark in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage with Lyric Opera of Chicago, both conducted by Sir Andrew Davis; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dublin Int’l Opera Festival, Kentucky Opera, Anchorage Opera, and New Orleans Opera; the title role in Faust at Eugene Opera; Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with Opera New Jersey and Syracuse Opera; and Rodolfo in La bohème with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.


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