Biography

Scott Wilde

Current as of July 2022

American bass Scott Wilde began the 2021/22 season at the Rome Opera, where he was heard as Decius and Dardanus in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Julius Caesar. He also sang the First Apprentice (Wozzeck) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) at the Opéra de Rennes and for the Angers Nantes Opéra.

Recent engagements have taken him to the Welsh National Opera as Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande), to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam as the Police Inspector (Der Rosenkavalier), to the Opéra National de Lyon as Gershom Sholem in the world premiere of Michel Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit, to the Teatro Real in Madrid as the Bonze (Madama Butterfly), the First Apprentice and the Chief of Police (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), to the Wexford Festival for Lieutenant Audebert in Kevin Puts’s Silent Night, to the Opéra national du Rhin for Monterone (Rigoletto), to Scottish Opera for Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), to the Opéra de Toulon for the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), to the Teatro Lirico de Cagliari for Rocco (Fidelio), to the Berlin State Opera for Trulove, to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for the First Soldier (Salome), to the Opéra de Saint-Étienne for the Hermit (Der Freischütz) and to the Opéra de Tours for Marke (Tristan und Isolde) and Rocco. He has also been heard at the Opéra National de Montpellier, the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Scott Wilde has appeared regularly at the Paris Opéra, most notably in The Rake’s Progress, Lulu, Wozzeck, Billy Budd, Madama Butterfly, Salome, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Un ballo in maschera, Die Frau ohne Schatten and the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s Perelà, uomo di fumo.

He made his European debut as the Commendatore with the Irish National Opera, after which he appeared as Sarastro with the Teatro Principal on Mallorca. For a time he was a member of the Dresden State Opera, where his roles included Sarastro, the Commendatore, the Hermit, Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), the King (Aida) and the Holsteiner in Strauss’s Friedenstag.

Scott Wilde studied at New York’s Juilliard School, subsequently appearing with the San Francisco Opera, the New York City Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Baltimore Opera and the Opera Theatre of St Louis.

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