Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reader Submission: Luke Scott

Sexy Scarpia: Luke Scott

We've always liked the idea of a Scarpia that is so hot that the audience might for a moment think that Tosca would surrender her body and selfishly send Mario to the firing squad an act early. With Luke Scott as Scarpia in the current Connecticut Lyric Opera production of Puccini's "Tosca" we could certainly image that scenario.

Luke Scott is another one of our reader submissions that we asked you to submit and what a find. He received his Bachelor and Graduate degrees in voice performance from The Hartt School of Music and went on to train at the Chautauqua Institution, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Martina Arroyo Foundation, and Voice Experience Foundation.

He has sung Mozart’s Count In "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Dicapo Theater, Peter in Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" with Opera Theater of Connecticut, the title role in Puccini's "Gianni Schicci" with Connecticut Lyric Opera and even crossed over to play Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Emile de Becce in South Pacific.

There are three performance of Tosca remaining with the Connecticut Lyric Opera on May 15, 20 and 21. Please check their website for addition cast information, performance times and venues.

Good guys we love: Chris Herbert & Erwin Schrott
We also have a soft spot for baritones who do good in the world like Chris Herbert and his work with "Sing for Hope" and Erwin Schrott and his humanitarian relief concerts. Luke Scott is another one of those wonderful singers who gives back to the community. He is a member of the Archipelago Project, an international ensemble performing music and educating about the arts around the world.

We've been asked to also wish Luke a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (May 8th for those who are curious).

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