Randall Scotting

Randall Scotting

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Audio Beispiel "Savaria Baroque"

American Countertenor Randall Scotting impresses and delights audiences with a blend of commanding stage presence, rich voice, and innate musicality. The 2010-11 season began for Mr. Scotting with the title role in Handel’s Orlando with Sacramento Opera. He then sang and record the role of Stefano in the modern day premiere of Antonio Caldara’s oratorio Santo Stefano with the ensemble Savaria Baroque in Budapest. Randall makes his anticipated debut in the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Fort Worth Opera before going to Mexico to sing in Handel’s Rinaldo for the Teatro Degollado. In coming seasons he returns to New York to perform Giuliano in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with the Gotham Chamber Opera.

In the 2009/2010 season Mr. Scotting appeared in Budapest singing the title roles in Handel’s Orlando with the Liszt Ferenc Orchestra and Vivaldi’s il Tigrane with the Budapest Kamaraoper. He also joined the New York Philharmonic for Ligeti’s opera Le Grand Macabre and he performed with the Minnesota Opera in the American Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s opera The Adventures of Pinocchio. In Germany, he sang in a series of Opera Gala concerts for the Landestheater Neustrelitz, and after singing recitals in several venues in Hungary, he returned to Germany to sing the role of Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina.

In 2008 Mr. Scotting was seen twice at Carnegie Hall, first under the baton of Maestro Ton Koopman in works of Handel, and later in an improvised performance piece with Bobby Mcferrin: The Tower of Babel. Also in 2008-09 he sang Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and performed the Contemporary masterwork Eight Song’s for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies. In addition, he was the featured soloist on a professionally released CD of a new cantata entitled Dive, and he performed in recital as a member of the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. As a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Mr. Scotting specialized in study and performance of the region’s Folk and Contemporary music, focusing on the works of Béla Bartók and György Ligeti.

In 2007 Mr. Scotting worked with New York City Opera in Handel’s Flavio and Agrippina. Also in the 2007/2008 season he performed Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Des Moines Metro Opera as well as sang Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck in Colorado. In concert, Mr. Scotting performed as the vocal soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

In previous seasons, Randall Scotting performed the role of Teseo in the Festival Dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy) performances of Vivaldi’s Ercole sul Termodonte, conducted by Alan Curtis with il Complesso Barocco. This production was recorded and released on DVD and broadcast live by RAI radio. He has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and with Opera Colorado in Handel’s Giulio Cesare. He also sang Athamas in Handel’s Semele, the Dying Swan in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and he performed as soloist in the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi in South American, among other engagements.

Mr. Scotting is an award winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition (2008), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (where he was a 2006 District winner), the Denver Lyric Opera Guild (2006), and the Dallas Opera Guild (2004).

Randall Scotting is a native of Colorado and received his Performer’s Certificate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Bachelor of Music from Butler University (Indiana) with further studies as a guest artist with the Juilliard Opera Center.

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