Praised for his expressive voice and versatile stage presence, tenor Scott Wichael has appeared on stages throughout the United States with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Floyd.
Recently, Mr. Wichael performed with Asheville Lyric Opera and Indianapolis Opera as Sancho Panza in The Man of La Mancha and Rimrock Opera as Pong in Turandot. In 2014 Mr. Wichael debuted the role of Little Bat in Susannah with St. Petersburg Opera with a DVD release in 2017 hailed by OPERA NEWS as one of The Best of 2017 With The Lyric Opera Of Kansas City, roles include Spoletta in Tosca, Pang in Turandot and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus. The Witch in Hansel and Gretel is a favorite role performed in English and German with companies such as Opera Omaha, Die Eutiner Festspiel, Soo Theatre Project and OPERA Iowa. With the Kansas City Civic Opera, he was #5 Magic Object in Transformations.
The 2010 season included Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Asheville Lyric Opera, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Soo Theatre Project and Nanki Poo in The Mikado with Kansas City Metro Opera. In 2009 he was Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Mr. Angel in The Impresario with Rimrock Opera and Parpignol in La Boheme with Opera Omaha.
Past roles include Prunier in La Rondine and Spoletta in Tosca with the Kansas City Puccini Festival; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Beppe in Pagliacci with The Crested Butte Music Festival; with Tulsa Opera he performed Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos.
OPERA NEWS stated “Scott Wichael was delightful as the four servants…” in Les Contes D’Hoffmann at Des Moines Metro Opera. Other roles at Des Moines Metro Opera include The Spirit of the Masque in Gloriana and The Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Additional past roles include, Danny Buchanan in Street Scene with Maine Grand Opera. Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Peter Rabbit in the world premiere of the children’s opera The Tale of Peter Rabbit with OPERA Iowa, Giles Corey in The Crucible with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Remendado in Carmen with Wichita Grand Opera, and King Kaspar in Amahl and The Night Visitors with Intimate Opera and Opera Kansas.
Mr. Wichael, also an active concert soloist, has performed in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony,
Handel’s, Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Rachmaninov’s “The Bells” and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.