Scott Mello, voice
Tenor Scott Mello has been praised for his “lyrical tenor” voice (NY Times), “velvet legato” (SanDiego.com) and for being “sonorous and alive to text” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). A noted interpreter of Handel, Mr. Mello has recently appeared in Messiah with Handel Choir of Baltimore, Nashville Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony, La resurrezione with Bach Collegium San Diego, Solomon with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, as well as the title roles in Samson with conductor Nicholas McGegan and Jephtha with American Opera Theater. The Baltimore Sun said Mr. Mello’s portrayal of Jephtha was “phrased with admirable sensitivity…He shaped the oratorio’s most famous number, ‘Waft her, angels, through the skies,’ with considerable eloquence.” Highlights of previous seasons include tours of Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer & Neue Liebeslieder Walzer with Mark Morris Dance Group, Claude Vivier Journal with Cappella Amsterdam, Bach Magnificat with American Bach Soloists, Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with Apollo’s Fire, Graun Der Tod Jesu with Finnish Baroque Orchestra, and Play of Daniel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Summer festival appearances include Aspen Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Kuhmon Kamarimusiikki, Olavsfestdagene, Operadagen Rotterdam, Oregon Bach Festival, SongFest, and Staunton Music Festival. Mr. Mello holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, New York University, and Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. As an educator, he has served on the voice faculties of Ithaca College, University of Richmond, Washington & Lee University, and Seton Hall University. He resides in New York City and is a full-time member of the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, under the direction of Julian Wachner.