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SCOTT EMERSON's  ECLECTIC international career has ranged from Opera to Oratorio, and from Musical Theatre/Operetta and American Songbook and Retro-Jazz to Contemporary Operatic works.

Recent highlights include: Paul-Émile Fourny’s new production of TOSCA (Spoletta) at Opéra Théâtre-Metz Métropole, a NEW French - Olivier Benezech production of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS (Narrator, Mysterious Man, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Stepmother and Granny!) with La Clef des Chants, on tour throughout France: Theatre Monsigny, Opera de Reims, Opera de Massy, Festival Hardelot, Theatre de la Croix-Rousse… this 2018/2019 season, ASSASSINS (Guiteau) at Short North Stage, the Bernstein Centennial #BernsteinAt100 and 2018 Grand Prix International du DVD Opera- Académie Charles Cros: Olivier Benezech's 2018 French premier of WONDERFUL TOWN (Valenti/Tourguide) at Opera de Toulon, Paul-Emile Fourny's 2017 revival of MY FAIR LADY (V.F.) at Opera de Tours, the world premiere of Patrick Zimmerli's Oratorio ALAN SEEGER: INSTRUMENT OF DESTINY with pianist Thomas Enhco,  Stephen Mear's new 2016/2017 production of 42ND STREET (Mac) at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paul-Emile Fourny's 2016 revival of Britten's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Puck) at Opera de Metz, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Origins, concert at Opera de Bordeaux with Spirit of Chicago Orchestra, SWEENEY TODD (Pirelli/Fogg) - in Olivier Benezech's new production at the Festival d'Hardelot and at Opera de Reims starring Jerome Pradon,  INTO THE WOODS in Lee Blakeley's fourth installation of the Paris Sondheim Cycle at the Theatre du Chatelet, Sarna Lapine's new production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Franz/Dennis) with Short North Stage, and the prizewinning "Supersized" Lee Blakeley production - French premiere of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Mr.) at the Theatre du Châtelet- Paris, starring Julian Ovenden. Two new productions of SWEENEY TODD- Gateway Playhouse- Long Island, New York (Pirelli) and The French premiere of SWEENEY TODD at the Theatre du Châtelet, starring Rod Gilfry and Caroline O’Connor (ensemble and U/S Pirelli). Also, productions of TOSCA with Opéra de Massy conducted by Antonello Allemandi, and Poulenc’s LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS with the Cormatin summer festival produced by the Jean-Louis Martin-Barbaz Studio Company. 

Scott was a company member and soloist with the French National Opera in Lyon for three seasons. Since 1994, he has been associated with the Opera-Comique, Paris as a guest artist, and was principal tenor for three seasons 1997-2000, singing over 100 performances in such works as: LE COMTE ORY, DON GIOVANNI, IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO, LA SONNAMBULA, LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS , CARMEN and L’HEURE ESPAGNOLE. He has appeared with equal success in both opera and operetta throughout France: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Nice, Saint-Etienne, Avignon, Nantes, Metz, Reims, Festival Aix-en-Provence…

International highlights have included debuts in Milan (Fabio Vacchi’s LA STATION THERMALE) San Francisco (Prokofiev’s LOVE OF THREE ORANGES) and Santiago, Chile (Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA).

Upcoming Highlights include:  Promotional concerts with Spirit of Chicago Orchestra for their recording (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, The Origins), more cities with Olivier Benezech’s version of INTO THE WOODS, a new production of LA VIE PARISIENNE (Le Brasilien) in 2019/2020, the French premier of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC with Opéra de Toulon, EUGENE ONEGIN (Mr. Triquet) in 2020/2021... 

A native of Los Angeles, and a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, this Franco-American now makes his home in Paris, France.