American tenor Michael J. Scott made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season singing with the ensemble in The Nose.
Scott studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Royal College of Music. He was a resident artist with Dicapo Opera Theatre, New York, and an associate member of Co-Opera Co. in London. He sings regularly with Opera Vlaanderen, where his roles have included Syphax (Der König Kandaules), Scribe (Khovanshchina), Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), First Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte), Abdallo (Nabucco), Esquire (Parsifal), Faninal’s Major-Domo (Der Rosenkavalier) and in Candide. Engagements elsewhere include Titorelli/Prügler/Student (Glass’s The Trial) for Theater Magdeburg, Faninal’s Major-Domo for Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and First Jew (Salome) for Teatro Comunale di Bolzano, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, and Teatro Municipale di Piacenza.
Scott’s other roles include Rodolfo (La bohème), Don José (Carmen), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Pásek (The Cunning Little Vixen), Jeník (The Bartered Bride) and Elder Gleaton (Susannah).