Scott Tomlinson


Scott Tomlinson received his B.M. in vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he sang the roles of Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, and Carl Olson in Street Scene.

Mr. Tomlinson received his M.M. at the University of Texas at Austin. His performances there include Sarastro from The Magic Flute, Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sammy May in the world premiere of The Old Majestic, and Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin

Mr. Tomlinson has sung with the American-Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria, as a concert soloist; at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia; with Dupage Opera Theater; Austin Lyric Opera; as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera; Opera in the Heights; Union Avenue Opera; Edmonton Opera in Alberta, Canada; Dayton Opera; and with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. 

His roles have included Elder Ott in Susannah with Dupage Opera Theater; the Priest in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and der Pfleger; and in Elektra at Austin Lyric Opera under the baton of Richard Buckley. At Santa Fe he sang the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, with Alan Gilbert conducting; and Jose Tripaldi in Ainadamar, with director Peter Sellars and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

At Opera in the Heights he sang the roles of Sparafucile in Rigoletto, and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, both conducted by William Weibel. He also sang the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at Edmonton Opera, under the baton of Timothy Vernon, and Dayton Opera with Steven Crawford conducting. At Union Avenue Opera he sang the role of Simone in Gianni Schicchi with conductor Kostis Protopapas.

Scott has just finished his fourth season as a chorister with the Metropolitan Opera. He is also a regular soloist with the New York Opera Forum.