Canadian countertenor Scott Belluz has gained recognition for his ‘warm, rich voice and impeccable coloratura,’(La Marseillaise). Scott brings his committed artistry to repertoire ranging from 17th century to newly composed works.
Scott has received great acclaim for his performances in the world premieres of numerous Canadian operatic works, singing the title role in Omar Daniel’s The Shadow with Tapestry Opera and L’Oiseau in Gilles Tremblay’s Opeŕ a Feé rie with Montreal’s Chants Libres. Scott sang in the world premiere of “From the House of Mirth” (Rodney Sharman/Alex Poch-Goldin), choreographed by James Kudelka, for ColemanLemieux Compagnie.
In March 2020, Scott created the role of Jimmy Gin in The Industry’s site-specific premiere of Sweet Land in Los Angeles State Historic Park. Winner of the 2021 Best New Opera award by the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA), this acclaimed, boundary-pushing opera was also released as a film adaptation and a live album.
Scott starred in the 2017 Canadian premiere of Salvatore Sciarroni’s The Killing Flower with New Music Toronto, as well as the world premiere of The Man Who Married Himself (Palmer/Chatterton) with Toronto Masque Theatre. Operatic roles include L’humana fragilita and Pisandro in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Chicago Opera Theatre, Athamas in Handel’s Semele with Pacific Opera Victoria, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Banff Centre, and Medoro in Handel’s Orlando, in a French touring production.
Scott’s wide-ranging musical curiosity and knowledge are put to good use as a music supervisor where he elevates TV, film, and commercial projects with fresh and quintessential sounds. Recent projects have included the Netflix series ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ and the celebrated feature film ‘Honey Bee.’ Scott is also a passionate proponent of the Italian language and his work as an Italian-to-English literary translator has been published by ‘The Italian Review’, ‘Mayday Magazine’ and the journal ‘Your Impossible Voice.’