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Baritone Randall Scarlata has been praised by the New York Times as "an intelligent and communicative singer" with a "compelling desire to bring texts to life." He has also been acclaimed for his "extraordinary vocal range and colour palette" and "ability to traverse so many different singing styles" (MusicWeb International). The Daily Telegraph (London) adds "Randall Scarlata sings with the assurance of one with nothing to prove."
Hailed for his warm, expressive sound and winning way with the audience, baritone Randall Scarlata enjoys an unusually diverse career. He has appeared as soloist with top orchestras and on important concert stages throughout the world. Mr. Scarlata is particularly well known for his interpretations of German Lieder and American Art Song. A frequent performer of new music, he has given world premieres of Ned Rorem, George Crumb, Richard Danielpour, Christopher Theofanidis, Thea Musgrave, Mohammed Fairouz, Daron Hagen, Samuel Adler, and Paul Moravec. He has received many awards and honors, such as Young Concert Artists, Das Schubert Lied, Joy in Singing, The Naumburg Competition, The International Brahms Competition, and the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award. Mr. Scarlata also received a Fulbright Grant to study in Vienna, Austria.
Recent highlights include recital appearances at Alpenkammermusik Lesachtal, Austria, Music at Menlo (California), Kneisel Hall (Maine), Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (Vermont), Music in a Great Space (Pittsburgh), The Brooklyn Library, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY), Harris Hall (Chicago), Chamber Music Columbus (OH), Vancouver Recital Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Maine), and at the Schola Cantorum (Paris). He also appears at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico, sang Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, and joined early music group Tempesta di Mare for performances of Handel’s Messiah. He tours the American South with performances of George Crumb’s Voices from the Morning of the Earth, and sings Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Gilbert Kalish and Jonathan Biss, and Die Schëne Müllerin with Benjamin Hochman. He also joins Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Ives Songs and George Crumb’s A Journey Beyond Time. His recording of Schubert’s Winterreise, with pianist Gilbert Kalish, will also be released this year. A gifted and committed educator, Mr. Scarlata serves on the faculty of West Chester University and also SUNY Stony Brook.
"It is impossible to imagine Randall Scarlata singing a mechanical or thoughtless phrase. Scarlata searches out the Platonic essence of what he plans to sing and then uses every attribute at his disposal to create the most appropriate and fully dimensional realization possible." The Washington Post