Baritone, Scott Ballantine, maintains a busy performing schedule year-round in New England and across the United States. He has worked with companies such as Natchez Festival of Music, Boston Lyric Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Opera Wilmington, Opera Steamboat, and the Janiec Opera Company. A recent young artist in Natchez, MS, Ballantine performed the role of Miles Gloriosus in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and covered Marcello in La Bohème. Following his time in Mississippi, he returned to North Carolina, performing Schaunard in La Bohème for the fourth time since 2015.
In the 2019-20 season, Ballantine looks forward to several company and role debuts including performances with 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), St. Petersburg Opera Company (Marullo in Rigoletto) and Mississippi Opera (Pâris in Roméo et Juliette).
In the 2018-19 season, Ballantine was a young artist with the Janiec Opera Company in Brevard, NC, where he had his role debut as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, covered the role of Maximillian in Candide, and was a Street Singer Soloist in Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of Maestro Keith Lockhart. Additionally, Ballantine returned as a young artist with Boston Opera Collaborative (BOC). Some of his various credits with BOC include Hannah Before in As One, Father in The Scarlet Ibis, Valmont in The Dangerous Liaisons, Sid in Albert Herring and the title role in Don Giovanni.
Equally at home in musical theatre, Ballantine was a festival artist with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in 2017, singing Oliver Hix in The Music Man and covering Captain Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. With the festival, Ballantine sang on numerous outreach concerts, cabarets and had the opportunity to Cover the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly.
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. In addition to ongoing stage productions, Ballantine performs year-round in the Boston area: at restaurants and bars with Opera on Tap (bringing music to the masses), in professional holiday caroling gigs, as baritone section leader of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, and various outreach events.