BiographyScott Wilde, born in Wisconsin, USA, graduated from the Juilliard School in New York and gave his operatic debut as 2nd Soldier/Salome at the Baltimore Opera. Early guest engagements led the bass to the New York City Opera, the Washington Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, and the San Francisco Opera. During his first season at the San Francisco Opera, he was celebrated for roles in Boris Godunov, La Forza del Destino, Andrea Chénier, and Christophe Colomb. Further successful roles in his following five seasons at San Francisco Opera were Monterone/Rigoletto, Lord Rocheford/Anna Bolena, and Dr. Grenvil/La Traviata.
Following San Francisco, Scott Wilde made his European debut at the Dublin Grand Opera as Il Commendatore/Don Giovanni. This success was followed by his debut in Spain as Sarastro in The Magic Flute at El Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca. During his subsequent steady engagement at the Semperoper Dresden in Germany, he extended his repertoire with roles such as Eremit/Der Freischütz, Holsteiner/Friedenstag, Truffaldino/Ariadne auf Naxos, and König/Aida before his international career as a freelance singer began.
As Sprecher in The Magic Flute, Scott Wilde returned to the San Francisco Opera, where he subsequently performed the roles of Abimélech/Samson et Dalila and Hans Foltz/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Further, he sang the role of Jason in the world premiere of Rolf Liebermann’s Medea in Bern, which was followed by a re-invitation to the Semperoper Dresden as Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera and to the opera house in Tours, where he sang the part of King Marke in concert versions of Tristan und Isolde.
Wilde rapidly established himself as a guest singer at the opera houses in Toulouse, Amsterdam, Geneva, Montpellier, and Madrid, where he emerged in the classic bass roles and, like recently at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, in Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. This performance was followed by his highly successful debut at the Opéra Nationale de Paris under James Conlon and Peter Mussbach in Dusapin’s Perela, L`homme de fumée. Since then, he is a most welcome guest in Paris and was a part of various productions, including The Magic Flute, Strauss’ Salome, and Alban Berg’s Lulu.
During the past seasons, Scott Wilde performed at Teatro Real de Madrid as Bonze in Madama Butterfly, the Nationale Opera Amsterdam in Rosenkavalier under Marc Albrecht, in the contemporary opera Benjamin, Dernière Nuit by the composer Michel Tabachnik under Bernhard Kontarsky at the Opéra de Lyon, and at the Buxton Festival as Rocco in Beethoven’s Leonore.
In the season 2017/18 he will, among other things, take on the role of Tomasso in Eugen d’Albert’s opera Tiefland at Théatre du Capitole Toulouse under the musical direction of Claus Peter Flor. In addition, he will return to Teatro Real de Madrid to perform the roles of Carl Olsen in Weill’s Street Scene and The Recorder of Norwich in David McVicar’s new production of Britten’s Gloriana under the baton of Ivor Bolton.
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|Berg||Lulu||Athlet / Tierbändiger|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Theseus|
|Billy Budd||Lieutenant Ratcliffe|
|Donizetti||Anna Bolena||Lord Rocheford|
|Debussy||Pelleas et Melisande||Arkel|
|Liebermann||Freispruch für Medea||Jason|
|Mozart||Così fan tutte||Don Alfonso|
|Don Giovanni||Il Commendatore|
|Offenbach||Les contes d'Hoffmann||Crespel|
|Puccini||Il barbiere di Siviglia||Basilio|
|Puts, Kevin||Silent Night||Audebert|
|Saint-Saëns||Samson et Dalila||Abimélech|
|Schuman, W.||A Question of Taste||Phillisto Pratte|
|Strauss, R.||Ariadne auf Naxos||Truffaldino|
|Der Rosenkavalier||Ein Polizeikommisar|
|Stravinsky||The Rake's Progress||Trulove|
|Tabachnik||Benjamin, dernière nuit||Gershom Sholem|
|La forza del destino||Calatrava|
|Un ballo in maschera||Tom|
|Wagner||Der fliegende Holländer||Daland|
|Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg||Hans Foltz|
|Ward||The Crucible||Reverand Hale|
Download availableThe Bonze in Madama Butterfly at Teatro Real de Madrid
Photo: Javier del RealSergeant in Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Teatro Real de Madrid
Photo: Javier del RealTom in Un ballo in maschera at Teatro Real de Madrid
Photo: Javier del RealTommaso in Tiefland at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse
Photo: Nikolai Schukoff
Tiefland / Théatre du Capitole Toulouse / 08.10.17 / bachtrack.com
"sa voix de basse jupiterienne révèle à merveille le rôle du vieux Tommaso"
Leonore / Buxton Festival / 09.07.16 / bachtrack.com
"a pleasure to hear"
Pelléas et Mélisande / Millennium Centre Cardiff / 29.05.15 / bachtrack.com
"ein wundervoller Game of Thrones-Moment"
Silent Night / Wexford Festival Opera / 28.10.14 / telegraph.co.uk
"Wilde sings with punch"