Randall Scotting’s vocal agility, warm tone, and masculine stage presence define him as an acclaimed interpreter of baroque opera’s heroes. He is recognized for his innovative recital and concert programs and performances of avant-garde contemporary works. He recently made his début with Seattle Opera in Händel’s Semele; did a recital tour of Hungary and the Czech Republic; a program of selections from Saul and Xerxes exploring the year 1738 in Händel’s life for the Handel House Museum in London; a concert entitled “The Thief, the Priest, and the Lover” with Ballo Baroque Ensemble in London; and the role of Marc Antonio in the modern day premiere of Daniele de Castrovillari’s 1662 opera La Cleopatra in San Francisco. This season he will sing Chichester Psalms and Carmina Burana with Santa Barbara Symphony, sing the title role in Rinaldo at Merkin Hall with Operamission, two recitals of Händel music at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Händel House Museum with Ballo Baroque Ensemble in London, and Valentiniano in Gluck’s Ezio with Odyssey Opera. In future seasons, Scotting will debut at Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Carolina. Recent operatic roles include Giuliano in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo for New York City’s Gotham Chamber Opera where Randall was lauded by the New York Times as “excellent” and possessing a “clarion countertenor” voice; the title role in Händel’s Giulio Cesare at Fort Worth Opera, excerpts from Oscar with Santa Fe Opera, and the title role in Händel’s Orlando for Hobart Baroque in Australia.
Ezio | Christoph Willibald Gluck
June 3rd at 7:30 pm and June 5th at 3:00 pm
Boston University Theatre