British Tenor Nicholas Scott ‘impressed as much with his comic timing as with his vocal qualities’ (The New York Times).
The new season has started in earnest with a European tour of Campra’s Requiem with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, followed by appearances at Theater an der Wien and Royal Opera Versailles in Lully’s Psychée with Les Talents Lyriques, his debut at both the Barbican Centre in London performing Monteverdi’s Vespers with L’Arpeggiata and at Grand Théâtre de Genève in Lully’s Atys conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, as well as with the Montreal-based Arion Baroque Orchestra for a selection of Bach cantatas. Nicholas will also return to the Wigmore Hall with Dunedin Consort (Acis and
Galatea), and will appear for the first time at Festival d’Aixen-Provence in a concert version of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Cappella Mediterranea in July 2022.
Past and future highlights include a return to Zurich Opera to perform the role of Parque in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie and a tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, through Europe and South America, notably at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with Le Poème Harmonique, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Le Concert Spirituel and a series of concerts with Les Arts Florissants at Festival de Lanaudière, Canada. His busy schedule of concerts also takes him to Chateau de Versailles with Handel’s Chandos Anthems, Festival de Beaune for Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso e il Moderato under the baton of William Christie, and Mozartfest Würzburg, where he sung for the first time with Les Talents Lyriques as Arbace in Mozart’s Idomeneo. Last summer in Thiré, he held one of the three main roles in Les Arts Florissants production of The Indian Queen conducted by Paul Agnew.
Nicholas Scott has an extensive and prolific discography, to name but a few: Grands motets de Versailles à Venise with Ensemble Les Ombres; Sacrifice with La Nuova Musica; Cavalli’s Egisto, Lully’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Anamorfisi, Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione, all with Le Poème Harmonique; Handel’s Chandos Anthems with Ensemble Marguerite Louise and, with Les Arts Florissants, he recorded a series of contemporary cantatas with William Christie and mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and an album of Les Maîtres du Motet.