Vocalist - Tenor

Scott Ramsay is highly regarded by opera companies and symphony orchestras across North America and abroad for his dynamic performances in repertoire ranging from Bel Canto to the 21st Century. Following his portrayal of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago, 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 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.” Most recently, for his portrayal of Narraboth in the concert production of Salome with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Free Press remarked “Scott Ramsay was a more distinctive Narraboth, singing with both lyricism and enough edge to compete with the orchestral roar behind him.”

Engagements for the 2017-18 season include Alfredo in La Traviata with the New Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Elgin Symphony, Verdi's Requiem with Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and USC Thornton School of Music.  He begins the 2018-19 season as Rodolfo in La bohème with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Ramsay's 2016-17 engagements included his role debut as Wilhelm Dantine in Philip Glass' The Perfect American with Chicago Opera Theatre 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 Years 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 Mr. Ramsay’s return to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Mitch in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire - his Virginia Opera debut in the same role, and creating the role of Henry Ward Beecher in Victoria Bond's Mrs. President, The Opera at NYC's Symphony Space and Anchorage Opera. Other highlights include appearances as Lenski in Eugene Onegin and soloist in Opera in the Park with Madison Opera under John DeMain; and his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto with Sacramento Opera.

Other notable performances include the Painter/Sailor in Berg’s Lulu and Mark in Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage in a return to 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 Gounod's 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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