Spinto tenor Scott Piper’s rich, resonant voice and charismatic stage presence quickly established him as a sought after interpreter of opera's romantic leading men, in roles such as Cavaradossi in Tosca, Don José in Bizet's Carmen, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana.
Of his performance with Utah Opera, the Salt Lake Tribune wrote “His voice was rich and natural, with baritone heft in the lower range; his heart-tugging third-act aria, "E lucevan le stelle," was one of the evening's highlights.” Recently transitioning into spinto repertoire, Mr. Piper has sung Calaf in Turandot for Pensacola Opera and Minnesota Opera, Manrico in Il trovatore with Utah Opera, and Luigi in Il tabarro with Opera Köln.
The 2014-2015 season saw his debut in Wiesbaden as Pollione in Norma and a reappearance in Köln as Otello.
In 2015-2016 and beyond, Mr. Piper will reprise his Otello with Wiesbaden, Klagenfurt, and Dayton Opera, and sings Verdi’s Requiem with Angers-Nantes in France.
Recently, Mr. Piper made his role debut as Turiddu with the New Israeli Opera, added Canio for a Cavalleria – Pagliacci double bill with Opera Tampa, and debuted Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore with Opera Roanoke, and Anatol in Barber’s Vanessa with Sarasota Opera. Additionally, he returned to his signature roles: Rodolfo in La bohème with Angers-Nantes Opera in France, Don Jose in Carmen with Kentucky Opera and Nashville Opera, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Seattle Opera.