Scott Wheatley, Accompanist
Scott Wheatley, Oratorio Chorale Accompanist
Kansas native Scott Wheatley holds degrees from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the University of South Florida. His operatic performances include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Marcello in La Bohème, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Tonio in I Pagliacci. He has performed with opera companies including the Kansas City Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Whitewater Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Northeast, Connecticut Grand Opera, and others.
He made his Lincoln Center solo debut in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers under the baton of Ivan Fischer and has been a soloist with the Collegiate Chorale in New York, Israel, and Switzerland. As a professional choral artist, he has sung internationally with renowned conductors Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kurt Masur, with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic, to name a few.
Scott recently relocated to Portland from New York City and is pleased to be on the faculty of the Portland Conservatory of Music and the University of Southern Maine. In addition to a busy singing and teaching schedule, Scott enjoys an active career as a coach/accompanist collaborating with both singers and instrumentalists.