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 operatic works including a 2022 Dora nomination for best individual operatic performance in Nicole Lizée/Nicolas Billon's R.U.R. A Torrent of Light with Tapestry Opera, the role of Jimmy Gin in Du Yun/Raven Chacon's Sweetland with The Industry, the title role in Omar Daniel’s The Shadow with Tapestry 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 Opera.
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:
The Industry, 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).
Britten Oberon A Midsummer Night's Dream
Handel Orlando/Medoro Orlando
Daniel The Shadow Title Role
Du Yun/Chacon Sweet Land Jimmy Gin
Lizée/Billon R.U.R. A Torrent of Light. Alex
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
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
Charpentier Missa Assumpta, Et Nativitatem
Chin Cantatrix Sopranica
Handel Il Trionfo del Tempo et del Disinganno
Kagel Tango Aleman
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
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
2022 | Dora Awards - Opera Division, Outstanding Performance by an Individual (nominee)
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