Luke Terence William Scott is a Scottish Baritone studying for his Masters of Music in Opera at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland as part of their opera ensemble for their 2019-2021 seasons. Scott will soon graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he studied under the tutelage of Gary Coward with a Masters of Music. Scott is proud to have been a Leverhulme Arts Scholar for the Leverhulme Trust whom generously supported his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to GSMD, Scott graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied under Thomas Schulze for his Bachelor of Music with Honours.
On the opera stage during the 2018-19 season Scott returned to the Buxton International Festival to cover the role of Servilio in Lucio Papirio Dittatore and perform in the chorus of Eugene Onegin. Scott performed as part of the chorus for British Youth Opera’s production of The Enchanted Island by Jeremy Sams.
During the 2017-18 season Scott was accepted onto Buxton International Festival’s Young Artist Programme where he performed in their productions of Verdi’s Alzira and Mozart’s Idomeneo. Scott co-produced a production of The Telephone by Menotti in which he performed the role of Ben, it was performed in the Carol Nash Recital Room in the RNCM.
During the 2015-16 season, Scott performed the role of City Marshall Henry in the RNCM’s production Street Scene by Kurt Weill.
An avid recitalist, Scott has recently sung as a soloist for Buxton International Festival’s Austrian Recital and Foundation Gala, where he performed works by Mahler, Brahms, Lehar and Mozart. Scott performed as a soloist for London Symphony Orchestra’s Community Choir and for Pushkin House’s (London) Rachmaninoff concert series. Whilst at GSMD, Scott performed in Songs at Six: Tribute to Joaquίn Rodrigo and Songs at Six: Great American Songbook. At the RNCM, Scott sung as a soloist in Rameau’s In Convertendo, and covered the role of Christus in Bach’s St. John’s Passion. Scott performed as a soloist as part of the RNCM Songster’s Day of Song concert series.
Scott has played the parts of Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sid (Albert Herring), Frank Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Nardo (La Finta Giardiniera), Tagliaferro (La Buona Figliola), Coquenard (Véronique) in the GSMD & RNCM Opera Scenes. Scott has participated in Masterclasses with Kevin Murphy, Kamal Khan, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Tomlinson, Roderick Williams and Matthew Best.
During his time at the RNCM Scott was a finalist in the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize. Upcoming highlights include performing in Sibelius Academy’s Soirée Offenbach – An evening with operetta tunes by Jacques Offenbach and Sempre sempre! A night of opera scenes and arias.