Adjunct Instructor - Voice
Baritone Scott MacLeod excels as a diverse and engaging interpreter of both new works and seasoned classics. Media reviews have called him "splendid" (operaonline.us), "impressive" (Pensacola News Journal), "emotional… equal parts sweetness and swagger" (Mobile Register), and "a voice to enjoy with every note" (Salt Lake Tribune). Classical Voice of North Carolina said of a recent production "[his] voice is strong and clear, his diction, perfect, and his acting, marvelous ... he won this listener's affection from the moment he arrived onstage." He has performed over 40 roles with some of the nation's leading regional houses and abroad, including: Opera Omaha, Central City Opera, Opera North, Utah Festival Opera, Mobile Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Greensboro Opera, Long Leaf Opera, Opera on the James, the Florence Masterworks chorale, the Tucson Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, and the National Symphony of Costa Rica.
Signature roles include the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Giuseppe in The Gondoliers, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, the title role in Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero, and William Clark in Opera Omaha's debut of Dream of the Pacific. He can also be heard in the role of Apollo in the world-premiere recording of John Eccles' Semele. An active educator and clinician, he is a faculty member at Catawba College and serves on study abroad faculty with Michigan State University in Bregenz, Austria. In recent months, he performed the Lecturer in the one man opera A Water Bird Talk with Long Leaf Opera, Masetto in Don Giovanni with Opera on the James, and A Night at the Opera with the Saginaw Bay Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Mendelssohn's Elijah with the New York Chamber Orchestra in March 2009. This year's performances include Schaunard in La Bohème with the Duluth (MN) Festival Opera, Long Leaf Opera's production of NC resident composer Mark Scaerce's A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. and Baron Douphol in La Traviata with Greensboro Opera.
Mr. MacLeod is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a fellowship Master's degree from Florida State University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Rebecca.