Baritone / 2010-2011 Studio Artist
A native of Madison, Wisconsin, baritone Scott Johnson completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he performed the roles of Sellem in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Il Gran Sacerdote in Mozart’s Idomeneo, and Shrike in the West Coast premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Miss Lonelyhearts. Other roles include Pelleas in Pelleas et Melisande, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and Jackson Pollack in the world premiere of Art and Desire, all with the University of Wisconsin Opera, where he recently received his Master of Music. Scott has also been seen as a frequent performer with the Tuscia Operafestival in Viterbo, Italy, where he has performed the roles of Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello inLa Boheme, and Germont in La Traviata. In 2008, he was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. More recently, Scott made his debut with Madison Opera as Wagner in Gounod’s Faust, and Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music with Central City Opera, where he has also portrayed Diesel in West Side Story. Roles with the Florentine Opera Company include Sciarrone in Tosca, Revival Worker in the Midwest premiere of Elmer Gantry, Marullo in Rigoletto, Señor Tomas in the world premiere of Río de Sangre and Haly in The Italian Girl in Algiers.