Scott Purcell returns to Tri-Cities Opera in the 2017-2018 season as a Resident Artist for performances of La bohème, Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied, and La Tragédie de Carmen. As a resident artist last season with Tri-Cities, Scott was seen in performances of La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel, L'heure espagnole, and 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 for commercial release 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.