Scott Bearden, baritone
Scott Bearden, a former Opera San José resident artist baritone, was highly acclaimed in the title role of this season's production of Rigoletto. This followed his appearance with the company as Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville during 2006-07. Other recent performances have included the role of Michele in Il Tabarro in Tel Aviv, Germont in La Traviata with the Mississippi Opera, and Marcello in La Bohème for the Midland Symphony. Earlier engagements included Peachum in The Threepenny Opera for West Bay Opera, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera with Festival Opera, Scarpia in Tosca for Bel Canto Association of Lima, Peru, Conte di Luna in a joint Monterey Opera/Monterey Symphony production of Il Trovatore, the title role in Rigoletto for Opera Theatre of Connecticut and Prism Opera Showcase of New York, and Scarpia in Tosca with Midland Center of the Arts. Mr. Bearden also appeared as Tonio in Opera San José's production of Pagliacci.
Following the completion of his OSJ residency, Mr. Bearden sang concert performances of Rigoletto with Monterey Symphony, and appeared as Mustafà in L'italiania in Algeri for Opera Theater of Connecticut. He has also appeared as Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera at Opera Memphis, Don Alphonso in Così fan tutte at the Sanibel Music Festival, Marcello in La Bohème and Scarpia in Tosca with West Bay Opera and Mississippi Opera.
Mr. Bearden can be heard as the Vicar in the Vox Classics recording of Britten's Albert Herring, He has recently released a solo recording of songs entitled A Piece of Art.