BIOGRAPHY

Scott Belluz has established himself as engaging vocal artist and versatile singing actor. Praised for his 'warm, rich voice' (La Marseillaise) and 'bravura vocal performances' (Now Magazine) Scott brings his sensitive and committed artistry to repertoire ranging from 17th century to newly composed works. 

Scott has received great acclaim for his performances in the world premieres of numerous Canadian operatic works including: the title role in Omar Daniel’s The Shadow with Tapestry New Opera, L’Oiseau in Gilles Tremblay’s Opéra Féerie with Chants Libres, Damien in R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade with Soundstreams Canada, as well as Opera Briefs and Opera To Go with Tapestry New Opera.

Recent operatic performances have also included Orlando/Lunaire with Opera Erratica, L’humana fragilita and Pisandro in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Chicago Opera Theatre, Athamas in Handel’s Semele with Pacific Opera Victoria, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Medoro in Handel’s Orlando, in a French touring production.

On the concert stage, Scott performed in 'Salsa Baroque: Music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th Century' with Ensemble Caprice, a program which has also been released on CD by the Analekta label. Other recent concert performances include: Handel’s Messiah with the Thunder Bay Symphony, Handel’s Tamerlano with Opera in Concert, Bach’s Magnificat with the Ottawa Choral Society, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Aix en Provence, and recitals in Marseille, Avignon, Toulon, and St. Remy de Provence.

Scott Belluz displayed his versatility in 'The Dublin Messiah' with Aradia Ensemble and in the 2012 world premiere of 'From the House of Mirth' (Sharman/Alex Poch-Goldin), choreographed by James Kudelka, for ColemanLemieux Compagnie. Scott starred in 'A Synonym for Love', the sexy update of a Handel Cantata with Toronto's Volcano Theatre.

In 2015, Scott made his debut with Kitchener - Waterloo Symphony in Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and stepped in at very short notice, winning raves in PDQ Bach's hilarious cantata Iphigenia in Brooklyn.

Further concert performances include Bach's St. John Passion with Grand River Chorus and  Bach's Cantata No. 147 with Kingston Chamber Choir and Thomas Ades' 'Gefriolsae Mae' with the distinguished Jacaranda Music Series.

ENGAGED AS A SOLOIST BY:
Chicago Opera Theater, Pacific Opera Victoria, Ensemble Caprice,Tafelmusik, Aradia, Arcady, Soundstreams, Tapestry New Opera, Chants Libres, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony,Thunder Bay Symphony, Opera Erratica, Volcano Theatre, Coleman Lemieux Compagnie, Grand River Chorus, Kingston Chamber Choir,  Ottawa Choral Society.

ENGAGED AS A PROFESSIONAL CHORISTER BY:
Les Violons du Roy/La Chapelle du Quebec, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Zurich Opera House, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Ensemble Caprice, Studio de Musique Ancienne Montreal, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, St. James Cathedral Choir (Toronto), St. James in the City (Los Angeles).


REPERTOIRE

Opera  

Britten                   Oberon                                     A Midsummer Night's Dream

Handel                   Orlando/Medoro                     Orlando
                              Athamas                                  Semele
                              Tamerlano                               Andronicus

Daniel                   The Shadow                             Title Role

Monteverdi            Human Frailty/Pisandro           Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria

Sciarrino                L'Ospite                                    Luci Mie Traditrici (The Killing Flower)

Shafer                    Damien                                    The Children's Crusade

Tremblay                L'Oiseau                                   Opera Féerie

Concert

Ades                     Gefriolsae Me

J.S. Bach               Magnificat
                             St. John Passion      
                             Cantata No. 147

P.D.Q. Bach          Iphigenia in Brooklyn

Britten                 Canticle IV- Journey of the Magi

Cage                    Aria

Charpentier         Missa Assumpta, Et Nativitatem

Chin                    Cantatrix Sopranica

Handel                Il Trionfo del Tempo et del Disinganno 
                           Messiah
                           Cor Fedele 

Kagel                  Tango Aleman

Mendelssohn      A Midsummer Night's Dream

Pergolesi            Stabat Mater

Schoenberg        Pierrot Lunaire



EDUCATION

2001-03 | Centre National D'Artistes Lyriques, Marseille, France

1999-2001 | Masters Degree in Voice Performance, Royal Academy of Music, London England

1999 | Dramatic Integration Program, The Banff Centre for the Arts

1994-99 | Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, University of Toronto

Various | Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, Aldeburgh, England

 

AWARDS

2006 | Ontario Arts Council - Chalmers Foundation Grant

2006 | Canada Council for the Arts - Professional Development Grant

2001 | Royal Academy of Music - DipR.A.M. (Postgraduate Excellence Award)

1998 | University of Toronto - Greta Kraus Memorial Scholarship