Scott Quinn. . .sang with finesse as well as power.
Lucia di Lammermoor, Dallas Opera; Opera News
Lauded by the Dallas News for a "clarion" voice, tenor Scott Quinn fills his 2015-16 season with role and company debuts. He joins San Francisco Opera debut as Števa Buryja in Jenůfa, Den Jyske Opera as Fritz in L’amico Fritz, Arizona Opera as Don José in Carmen. He also returns to Houston Grand Opera to create the role of Villiers, Duke of Buckingham in the world premiere of Floyd’s Prince of Players. Engagements in future seasons include his debut with Wexford Festival Opera and a return to Fort Worth Opera. Last season, he sang his first performances of Alfredo in La traviata with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Duca in Rigoletto with Atlanta Opera. He returned to Houston Grand Opera as Pirelli in Sweeney Todd and Tamino in outdoor performances Die Zauberflöte as well as Dallas Opera for Narraboth in Salome.
Mr. Quinn is a recent alumnus of the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio. During his tenure with the company, his performances included Rodolfo in La bohème, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music, the Sailor in Tristan und Isolde, Ruiz in Il trovatore, and the Royal Herald in Don Carlos and during summer, joined Fort Worth Opera for Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Chautauqua Opera for Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He is also a former Artist in Residence of Dallas Opera where his performances included Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, Roderigo in Otello, Lord Cecil in Roberto Devereaux, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the cover of Greenhorn in the world premiere run of Heggie's Moby Dick. He joined Shreveport Opera for Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd and The Living Opera (Richardson, Texas) for Martin in The Tender Land and Fredric in Pirates of Penzance. He has also sung previous performances of Rodolfo in La bohème at the Northern Lights Music Festival.
On the concert stage, the tenor has sung Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Arts District Chorale in Dallas, Texas; Handel’s Messiah at his alma mater, Stephen F. Austin State University, University Baptist Church (Clearlake, Texas), and Christ Episcopal Church (Tyler, Texas); Schubert’s Mass in G at Emmanuel Lutheran (Seguin, Texas); and Vaughn Williams’ Hodie in a return to University Baptist Church.
Mr. Quinn is a former participant in San Francisco Opera's prestigious Merola Opera Program in which he sang excerpts of the title role of Don Carlos in the Schwabacher Summer Concert as well as Nadir in the well-loved duet from Les pêcheurs de perles. He has won first place in the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, second place in the Dallas Opera Guild Competition and has also placed in the competitions of both Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Opera. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Photo Credit: Claire McAdams
Management Territory: Worldwide
Listen to Scott Quinn sing:
Ella mi fu rapita, Parmi veder le lagrime (Rigoletto - Verdi)
♫ Ella mi fu rapita, Parmi veder le lagrime (Rigoletto - Verdi).mp3
Questa o quella (Rigoletto - Verdi)
♫ Questa o quella (Rigoletto - Verdi).mp3
Lensky's Aria (Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky)
♫ Lensky's Aria (Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky).mp3