"Mr. Scotting showed technical brilliance with his delivery of spot-on lines of coloratura within his many arias..." Examiner

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Biography

Distinctive among countertenors, Randall Scotting’s vocal agility, warm tone, and masculine stage presence have defined his status as a sought-after interpreter of baroque opera’s heroes. Current and upcoming engagements include a concert of early baroque music at St. Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, a solo recital for the Göttingen Haendel Festspiele Historical Music Series, and the title role in Handel’s Orlando for Hobart Baroque in Australia, a work he has performed with Sacramento Opera and the Liszt Orchestra in Budapest. In London, Scotting will sing two performances with the Ballo Baroque Ensemble; Handel’s Rivals a solo concert at Handel House, and a concert and recording of Antonio Caldara’s newly rediscovered oratorio Le gelosie d’un Amore. Scotting will also make his debut with Seattle Opera in their 2015 production of Handel's Semele.
Recent roles include Giuliano in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo for New York City’s Gotham Chamber Opera where Scotting was lauded by the New York Times as ‘excellent’ and possessing a ‘clarion countertenor’ voice; and the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Fort Worth Opera for which Scotting was praised for his “technical brilliance with his delivery ...

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Randall in the News

KERA RADIO INTERVIEW

Singing Handel's High Notes
Baroque operas sound different – even to someone who knows the popular 19th-century operas of Verdi or Puccini. For one thing, Baroque operas often use instruments more common in the 1700s. This is the overture to Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel. You hear the harpsichord? It’s played throughout the Fort Worth Opera’s production by conductor Daniel Beckwith. But there’s a different vocal sound as well. Randall Scotting stars as Julius Caesar and he’s a countertenor, a male singer who uses a falsetto or "head ...

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Upcoming

Soloist: Handel's Rivals
Ballo Baroque

February 13. 2014 | London, UK

Soloist: The Renaissance Transition
Georgian Concert Society

February 15. 2014 | Edinburgh, UK

Orlando: in Handel's Orlando Hobart Baroque

March 28. 30. April 2. 4. 2014 | Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Athamas: in Handel's Semele Seattle Opera

February 21. - March 7. 2015 | Seattle, Washington, USA

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