News About Scott Piper

Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

Scott Piper hailed in Dayton Opera’s “Otello”

“Scott became the perfect Otello. His presence on stage, the powerful hero, the ardent lover and the jealously-infected victim, requires vocal intensity and dramatic acting. Scott dissects every one of his characters. In his Otello, we saw love, witnessed attack by Iago’s evil plot and his destruction by the green-eyed read more

Scott Piper is Featured in Article Hailing his Return to Great Falls

The Great Falls Symphony welcomed tenor Scott Piper’s return this week. Read the feature article on Scott here…

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In Review: Scott Piper as Cavaradossi in Austin

“When Scott Piper, as the artist Cavaradossi, declared his devotion to his raven-haired diva, his pure tenor rocketed upward till it scraped the clouds; all he lacked to be a celestial messenger was the wings.”- Austin Chronicle

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Scott Piper offers a “rich, nuanced” Cavaradossi in Madison Opera’s “Tosca”

“As Cavaradossi, Scott Piper settles into the role in the second and third acts — his “E lucevan le stelle” (“And the stars shone”) and “O dolci mani” (“sweet hands”), both in the third act, show off a rich, nuanced instrument. Piper makes Cavaradossi a true romantic.” – 77 Square… read more

Review: Piper’s powerful performance…

Angry and despondent, Piper’s Canio launches into one of opera’s most venerated arias “Vesti la giubba” (“Put on the make-up”), the “tears of a clown” classic that influenced a barrage of sad sacks in face paint for years to come. Piper’s powerful performance of the soaring anthem erases every memory … read more

Scott Piper talks about Canio and Mo Coppola

For tenor Scott Piper, it is going to be a special moment Friday when he cakes his face with greasepaint and sings the famous tears-of-a-clown aria, Vesti la giubba, in Pagliacci.

Piper is making his debut in the role of Canio with Opera Tampa’s production of the Leoncavallo … read more

Piper embues Don Jose with “Great Tenderness”

“Piper as Don Jose goes believably from love to hate with every shade in between. One highlight is his heart-rending interpretation of Act II’s “Flower Song,” when his character uses the flower Carmen once threw at him to calm her. Tears welled in my eyes as Piper’s voice filled those … read more

Scott Piper interviewed in Seattle

Scott Piper talks about his upcoming performances of Lucia di Lammermoor with Seattle Opera.

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Piper sings Faust with Fervor

In the title role, tenor Scott Piper sings Faust with fervor and a keen sense of musical phrasing, varying his powerful delivery with lighter vocal registration as needed. Some of his best moments include his “A moi, les plaisirs” as he exults at the prospect of youth and love, the … read more