Baritone, Scott Ballantine, has maintained a busy performing schedule in New England and across the United States. He has worked with companies such as Dayton Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Opera Wilmington, Opera Steamboat, and the Janiec Opera Company. A recent young artist in St. Petersburg, FL, Ballantine performed the role of Marullo in Rigoletto.
In the 2021-22 season, Ballantine has and will enjoy several company and role debuts including performances with Helios Opera (Beau in Service Provider), White Snake Projects (Father in Rosa The Day of the Dead & Nate in A Braided Light), Rimrock Opera Foundation (Silvio in I Pagliacci), and revisiting the title role in Opera on the Rocks’ Don Giovanni.
The 2019-20 season also included role and company debuts such as Opera Theater of Cape Cod (Marcello in La Bohème), Barn Opera (Papageno in The Magic Flute), Opera for the Young (Pirate King and Major General in their touring production of Pirates of Penzance) and Dayton Opera (Covering Dandini in La Cenerentola).
Equally at home in musical theatre, Ballantine was a festival artist with the Natchez Festival of Music in 2019 and with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in 2017. During these engagements, he sang the role of Miles Gloriosus in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Oliver Hix in The Music Man and Captain Phoebus (cover) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. As a part of these festivals, Ballantine also sang numerous outreach concerts and cabarets. Ballantine has an affinity for contemporary opera as well - some of his favorite roles performed include Hannah Before in As One, Father in Scarlet Ibis and the title role in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
A native of Colorado, he left the mountain west in pursuit of his Master's of Music in Voice Performance at The Boston Conservatory in 2015. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance from Northern Arizona University in 2013. Ballantine is currently based in Boston, MA.