Kirsten Scott (mezzo-soprano) has been described as a “creamy toned” mezzo with “charm to burn.” Parterre Box praised her recent performance with Bare Opera in New York City as Pepa in the rarely-performed opera Goyescas by Enrique Granados, noting she “had every requirement for this show-off role and a large, meaty, exciting mezzo that has obviously trained with Carmen in her headlights.” 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. Ms. Scott’s other opera role credits include Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette.
In the United States she has performed at Jordan Hall (Boston), The Kennedy Library (Boston), The New York Supreme Court (New York City), Merkin Hall (NYC), The National Opera Center (NYC), the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL) the Metropolitan Opera Guild (NYC), Harris Hall (Aspen) and Wheeler Opera House (Aspen). 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. Held in Boston’s iconic Jordan Hall, the performance was broadcast live by WGBH Public Radio. Ms. Scott was also a featured artist on WQXR radio’s McGraw Hill Young Artists’ Showcase in New York City. Ms. Scott was named a eastern district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in November 2014 and a 2015 Portland Opera Lieber Award recipient. This October, she was selected by renowned soprano Martina Arroyo to perform for Ruth Bader Ginsberg and other prominent New York court officials in “The Trial of Don Giovanni” to celebrate of the 225th Anniversary of the New York Supreme Court.
Internationally, she soloed with the AIMS Orchestra in the Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria. Ms. Scott also performed in a series of concerts throughout southern France with L’art du Chant Français.
Ms. Scott’s artistic versatility and interests extend beyond the world of opera. Her musical theater credits include the lead roles of Cathy in The Last 5 Years, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Fantine in Les Miserables and Elinor Dashwood in the premier workshop of Sense and Sensibility, The Musical.
While performing is her passion, she is also a passionate yoga and boxing student, an avid runner – three marathons and counting – and a German food enthusiast. 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. Ms. Scott permanently resides in Los Angeles. www.kirstenelisabethscott.com