Tenor Scott Piper’s rich, resonate voice and charismatic stage presence are quickly establishing him as a sought after interpreter of opera’s romantic leading men, in roles such as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo in La boheme. The Washington Post wrote of his Virginia Opera performance: “Scott Piper, as the Duke of Mantua, was given some of the finest tenor music in Italian opera and rose to its challenges impressively.”
Engagements for 2007-2008 saw Mr. Piper as Don Jose in Carmen once again with New York City Opera as well as with Intermountain Opera, returning to Jacksonville Symphony for Alfredo in La traviata, singing Cavaradossi for Utah Opera’s Tosca, and making his debut with Florentine Opera as Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Mr. Piper’s artistry has been heard throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has recently appeared with Houston Grand Opera, the International Music Festival of Macau, Vancouver Opera (British Columbia), Compañia Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica, the New Peoples Theater of Moscow (Russia), Minnesota Opera, Opera Pacific, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Madison Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, and New York City Opera. In Italy he has appeared in Rome, Catanzaro, Modena, Ravenna, and at Teatro di Verdi in Busseto. He also appears as Alfredo in the new DVD of Franco Zeffirelli’s production’s of La traviata with Stefania Bonfadell, Renato Bruson and conducted by Placido Domingo.