Peter Scott Drackley, Fernando
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 bohème, Gerald in Delibes’ Lakmé, Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata, a role he partially performed in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Mr. Drackley is also a frequent concert soloist, having sung in Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Ninth 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.
A student of Alexandra LoBianco, Mr. Drackley has previously performed with the Utah Festival Opera, Venture Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Baltimore Concert Opera, the Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, Teatro Grattacielo, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Drackley's previous season included his role debut as Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi's Rigoletto with Anchorage Opera, the tenor solo in Mozart's Requiem with the Lancaster Symphony, his role debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth with LoftOpera in New York City, and returning to Sarasota Opera to cover Avito in Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re. Mr. Drackley returned to Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist to cover Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Alfred in Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus.
Mr. Drackley’s upcoming season includes four role debuts, including Riccardo in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera with Opera in the Heights, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with Winter Opera of St. Louis, the tenor solo in Verdi's Requiem with the Helena Symphony, and Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana with Boheme Opera of New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.peterscottdrackley.com