Scott Purcell recently completed his second season as a resident artist with Tri-Cities Opera, where he was seen as Marcello (La bohème), Older Thompson ( Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied), and Escamillo ( La Tragédie de Carmen). As a resident artist in 2016-2017 with Tri-Cities, Scott was seen as Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Peter (Hansel and Gretel), Ramiro ( L'heure espagnole), and the Baritone in Hydrogen Jukebox. In summer 2017, Scott was an apprentice artist with Opera Saratoga, where he sang the role of Dauber, The Artist in Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, which was also recorded and released by Bridge Records in 2018. In Summer 2016, Scott created the title role in Roscoe, a new American opera by Evan Mack, premiered by Seagle Music Colony to critical acclaim. Previous engagements include: Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Tri-Cities Opera, Ford (Falstaff) with Westminster Choir College Opera Theatre, Peter (Hansel and Gretel) with CoOPERAtive, as well as several concert engagements including Pontius Pilate (St. Matthew Passion) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and baritone soloist in Ein deutsches Requiem with the Westminster Festival Orchestra.
Scott is a former apprentice artist of Opera Saratoga, and a young artist of Bel Canto at Caramoor, Palm Beach Opera, and CoOPERAtive. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.