Scot Crandal, Tenor

Bio

Tenor Scot Crandal's singing has been described by critics as "powerful and passionate". His past and upcoming soloist engagements include Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Portland Opera, Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Ping & Woof Opera, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for Bravo Chorale, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Willamette Concert Opera, Handel's Messiah for Bravo Chorale, Mozart's Requiem for Choral Arts Ensemble, Elijah for Bravo Choral, and Macheath in Beggar's Opera for Opera Theater Oregon. The Oregonian said, "...the terrific Scot Crandal... as Mack, Crandal carries the show... He sings fearlessly, with a tenor voice that carries depth and power." Scot is based in the Portland, Oregon area, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and their two children, Colin and Kate.

Reviews

"Tenor Scot Crandal sings with passion and power.  His technique is impeccable; but more importantly he sings with expression and an emotional conviction that can span a range from heroic to sorrowful to lyrical in a single performance.  From opera to pop, this is a singer who crosses musical boundaries with ease and grace."
-Michael Kissinger, Director, Bravo Chorale

"...the terrific Scot Crandal... As Mack, Crandal carries the show... He sings fearlessly, with a tenor voice that carries depth and power." (from the review of The Beggar's Opera)
-David Stabler, The Oregonian

"His singing was spot-on and well-suited to the role..." (from the review of The Beggar's Opera)
-Lorin Wilkerson, Northwest Reverb

"...riveting in the recent Beggar’s Opera"
-Arts Review, Willamette Week

"Scot's singing of 'Comfort ye' and 'Every valley' truly amazed and uplifted those who heard Messiah at St. Marks."
-Carol Stewart-Smith, Music Director at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon

"Scot Crandal was very good as Lancelot. He is also a talented singer, which of course is crucial to the role." (from the review of Camelot)
-Sabrina Miller, Portland Stage Reviews

"Scot Crandal, who plays Sir Lancelot, has a great voice and he uses it well." (from the review of Camelot)
-Tina Arth & Darrell Baker, The Washington County Review

 

Roles

Arturo - Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) - Portland Opera
Ferrando - Così fan tutte (Mozart) - Ping & Woof Opera 
Count Almaviva - 
The Barber of Seville - Electric Opera Company
Jesus - Jesus Christ Superstar - Coulter Concert Series

Paris - La Belle Helene (Offenbach) (excerpts) - Portland Opera promotional concerts
Magician - The Consul (Menotti) (excerpts) - Portland Opera promotional concerts
Macheath - The Beggar's Opera (John Gay) - Opera Theatre Oregon
Don Ottavio - Don Giovanni (Mozart) - Willamette Concert Opera
Bill - A Hand of Bridge (Samuel Barber) - Bel Canto Opera Workshop
Idomeneo - Idomeneo (Mozart) (excerpts) - Bel Canto Opera Workshop
Espresso Guy - Too Much Coffee Man (Daniel Steven Crafts) - Astoria Music Festival
Henry - Queen of Knives (Eric Stern) - Vagabond Opera
David - Jonathan and David (David York) - University of Oregon Symphony

Scot regularly sings classic tenor arias at events throughout the region including Portland Opera Opera a la Cart.
 

Concert

Bach: B Minor Mass
Oregon Chorale - Bernie Kuehn, conductor

Bach: Magnificat
St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland, Oregon - Angela Westhoff-Johnson, conductor

Beethoven: Ninth Symphony
Bravo Concerts Northwest - Michael Kissinger, conductor

Händel: Chandos  Anthem No. 9
Bach Cantata Choir - Ralph Nelson, conductor

Händel: Messiah
Bravo Concerts Northwest - Maria Manzo, conductor
Willamette Master Chorus - Paul Klemme, conductor
St. Mark's Presbyterian - Carol Stewart-Smith, conductor

Mendelssohn: Elijah
Bravo Chorale - Maria Manzo, conductor 

Mozart:
Coronation Mass (Mass in C Major)
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal and St. John's Episcopal (joint concert) - Bernie Kuehn, conductor

Mozart: Requiem
Choral Arts Ensemble & University of Portland (joint concert) - Roger Doyle, conductor

Pinkham: Wedding Cantata
Resonance Ensemble - Katherine FitzGibbon, conductor

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