Baritone Scott Purcell most recently made his company debut with Annapolis Opera in November 2018 as Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. From 2016-2018, he was a Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera, performing a large variety of roles, most notably: Marcello (La bohème), Older Thompson ( Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied), 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. This summer, Scott will sing Figaro in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles with Chautauqua Opera.
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.