Peter Scott Drackley, tenor
Lauded by Opera News as having “showed vocal confidence [...] his luminous head voice blooming with expansive and penetrating phrases,” and by Opera Today as bringing "the performance to an awestruck standstill with his exquisitely (singing). He cuts a fine figure throughout the performance, with an intense stage presence”, Peter Scott Drackley has performed such operatic roles as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth, Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana. Mr. Drackley is also a frequent concert soloist, having sung in the Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He also debuted the role of Antonin Scalia in Derrick Wang’s Opera Scalia/Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, a concert that was featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
Recently, Mr. Drackley returned to Anchorage Opera to sing Rodolfo in Puccini's La bohème, and to Winter Opera St. Louis to debut the role of Pollione in Bellini's Norma. He also performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphonywith the Norwalk Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra Amadeus, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at Carnegie Hall. He looks forward to covering der Hauptmann and der Tambourmajor in Wozzeck, and covering the Governor in Candide with Des Moines Metro Opera this summer. He looks forward to joining Opera Omaha for their Opera Outdoors concert, where he will sing arias and ensembles for Un Ballo in Maschera, Attila, and Turandot. He will also join Baltimore Concert Opera for their Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera. Mr. Drackley is thrilled to make his role debut as Cavaradossi this fall with Opera in the Heights, and reprising the role in the spring with Anchorage Opera. He will also join Mid Ohio Opera to sing Erik in Wagner's Der fliegender Holländer.
A student of Alexandra LoBianco, Mr. Drackley has performed with the Utah Festival Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Penn Square Music Festival, the Londontowne Symphony, LoftOpera, the Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, Teatro Grattacielo, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Drackley at Peabody Conservatory, as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera, and as an Apprentice Artist withDes Moines Metro Opera and Santa Fe Opera.