Kirsten Scott has been described as a “creamy toned” mezzo with “charm to burn.” Opera News applauded her “vibrant” and “vivacious” Rosina in The Barber of Seville and her “superb” performance as Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann was hailed by both The New York Times and Opera News. Ms. Scott made her Florida Grand Opera debut as Vera Boronel in Menotti’s The Consul in May 2015 and has only continued to expand her repertoire and experience throughout the United States. This June 2017 she made her debut as Second Lady in Mozart’s the Magic Flute with Bare Opera in New York City. Ms. Scott’s other role credits in opera and theater include Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Clarina in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Second Lady in Die Zauberfloete, Pepa in Enrique Granados’ Goyescas, Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Cathy in The Last Five Years and Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
She made her Lincoln Center debut singing Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa” in 2016 at The Rose Theater. Ms. Scott was named an eastern district winner and encouragement award winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in November 2014 and 2016 respectively, and received a Portland Opera Lieber Award in 2015. In 2011 she performed as lead soloist in the world premiere of the oratorio Illuminessence: Prayers for Peace, a piece commissioned by the Vatican for the decennial commemoration of 9/11.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a Master of Music degree from Mannes College in New York City. She is also an alum of the Florida Grand Opera Young Artist program in Miami, Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance program in New York City, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Mannes Opera Young Artist Program in NYC, Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Ms. Scott loves wearing many hats as a co-founder and co-artistic director of Bare Opera.