The young bass, Scott Russell, from Roanoke, Virginia is enjoying a successful year as his career rises to new heights. He recently made his Carnegie hall debut in a program of opera shorts world premieres, the bass soloist for multiple east coast performances of Handel's Messiah under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Steven White, and was hand selected by the legendary American opera composer, Carlisle Floyd, to perform scenes from his operas at National Opera Week in Savannah Georgia. In addition to opera and oratorio, Scott regularly performs music theatre to critical acclaim. In a run of performances in Washington D.C. of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical revue It's a Grand Night for Singing, reviewers said Scott was “well worth the wait” and ”Russell…wringing all the bitter, sad, yet determined emotion out..." . This past summer he was seen on stage in Downtown Disney World performing many different genres. Scott also pleased crowds in Utah as Bill Sykes in Oliver! and Captain Brackett in South Pacific. Scott is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, and is currently continuing his education at Brooklyn College in New York City.
While residing in New York City, Scott has benefited from one-on-one study with some of the worlds most accomplished artists such as Sherrill Milnes, Mignon Dunn, Diana Soviero, Joan Dornemann and many others.
Mr. Russell is looking forward to joining opera Nevada this season as Masetto in Don Giovanni and "Giant" in Jack and the Beanstalk.