Scottish Bass-Baritone, Frazer Scott studied with Prof. Susan McCulloch on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Opera Course, where he was supported by Serena Fenwick, BMRDB, The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, The Behrens Foundation, The Stanley Picker Trust and the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Trust. Prior to this, he was awarded a First Class Honours BMus Degree from Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Henry Herford.
Notable Operatic roles include Geronimo, The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera – 4* The Independent) Pantalone The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD), Jupiter [cover] Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera), Leporello Don Giovanni (European Chamber Opera, Spain), Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham). As part of GSMD Opera Course Scenes performances, roles include Leporello Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso & Gugliemo Così fan Tutte, Inigo L’Heure Espagnol, Benoit La Bohème and Truffaldino The Little Green Swallow.
Concert appearances include Locke's The Tempest (The OAE, Sam Wannamaker Playhouse), Mozart’s Requiem (for OSJ, St John’s Smith Square and CBSO, Symphony Hall), Haydn’s The Creation (as part of a BBC Birth of British Music documentary with the BBCCO), Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs (for Iain McLarty and Hutcheson’s Choarle, Glasgow), Les Noces (Rouen Opera House and Auditorium St. Germain) and as part of Iain Burnside’s A Soldier and a Maker (Barbican & Cheltenham Festival). Frazer is a founding Song in the City singer (curated by Gavin Roberts) and twice appeared as part of Graham Johnson’s Song Recital Series (GSMD). Singing a recital of Wolf and Schumann, Frazer made his St Martin’s in the Fields debut with New Zealand pianist, Catherine Norton, in 2011.
At the Wigmore Hall final of the 2013 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, Frazer was awarded the Audience Prize and 1st Runner Up, performing alongside Amber Rainey.
Frazer appears as a soloist on the Orchestra of St John’s recording of Mozart’s Requiem. He is the voice of Kettle Chips adverts across the USA and was previously a featured voice, singing jingles for BBC Radio. Frazer made his BBC Radio 3 début alongside Jemma Redgrave and Stephanie Cole in Summer 2014, appearing as Wilf in Iain Burnside’s radio-play version of A Soldier and a Maker.
A beautiful and mood-filled programme of modern English, French and American art songs, this CD includes song cycles from Roger Quilter, Gerald Finzi, Francis Poulenc and Michael Tippett, as well as Herbert Howells' masterpiece King David. Also featured is the world première recording of White Bee, a song by the award-winning contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall.