Acclaimed by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press for his ” brilliantly clear, emotion-laden tenor voice,” in the 2021/22 season Scott Quinn joins both Houston Grand Opera and Pittsburgh Opera as Don José in Carmen, Florentine Opera for Duca in Rigoletto, and North Carolina Opera for Rodolfo in La bohème. Last season, Mr. Quinn joined San Antonio Opera for Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. He recently returned to San Francisco Opera for Elemer in Arabella, made his San Diego Opera debut as Duca in Rigoletto, sang his first performances of Cavaradossi in Tosca with North Carolina Opera, returned to Seattle Opera for Don Jose in Carmen, joined Utah Opera for Rodolfo in La bohème, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Duca in Rigoletto, Austin Opera for Alfredo in La traviata, and Opera Saratoga for both Camille in The Merry Widow and Oscar in the American premiere of Gareth William’s Rocking Horse Winner.
On the concert stage, the tenor has sung Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Arts District Chorale in Dallas, Texas; Handel’s Messiah at his alma mater, Stephen F. Austin State University, University Baptist Church (Clearlake, Texas), and Christ Episcopal Church (Tyler, Texas); Schubert’s Mass in G at Emmanuel Lutheran (Seguin, Texas); and Vaughn Williams’ Hodie in a return to University Baptist Church.
Mr. Quinn is a former participant in San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program in which he sang excerpts of the title role of Don Carlos in the Schwabacher Summer Concert as well as Nadir in the well-loved duet from Les pêcheurs de perles. He has won first place in the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, second place in the Dallas Opera Guild Competition and has also placed in the competitions of both Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Opera. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.