Ross Scanlon

“Ross Scanlon instantly stole my heart as Lurcanio, Dalinda’s unhappy lover. His smooth and lyrical tenor was a pleasure to hear…”
Lurcanio: Ariodante / Royal Academy of Music / Bachtrack

“Tenor Ross Scanlon sang with a commanding lightness and clarity (he’s the most promising young Irish tenor I’ve heard in years.)”
The Irish Times

Irish born Tenor Ross Scanlon trained at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal of excellence in performance and at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He continues his studies with Philip Doghan.

At the Royal Academy of Music, his roles included Lurcanio Ariodante, Masino La vera costanza, Monostatos Die Zauberflöte and Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos.

Elsewhere, his roles have included Le Thérière L’Enfant et les sortlièges with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Hot Biscuit Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera, Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for Irish Youth Opera, Bookkeeper The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for OTC, Dublin, Remendado Carmen for Lyric Opera, Dublin, Bill A Hand of Bridge, Remendado Carmen and Tamino Die Zauberflöte for Glasthule Opera.

Ross sings widely in concert, his engagements including Alexander’s Feast, Messiah and The Creation with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Messiah at the Halle Festival, Germany, at the Handel Music Festival, Dublin, and with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performances with choral societies through the UK and Ireland. Other oratorio’s include Britten Saint Nicolas, Dvorák Stabat Mater, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and Coronation Anthems, Haydn Die Jahreszeiten, The Creation and Missa in Tempore Belli, Mendelssohn Elijah and St Paul, Stainer Crucifixion, Mozart’s Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore and Coronation Mass Schubert’s Mass in B flat, Jenkins ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’ , Goodall Eternal Light – A Requiem (Irish Premiere).

Recent engagements include ‘Ed’ in ‘A Belfast Opera’ conducted by David Brophy in association with Northern Ireland Opera, sold out recital of The John McCormack Songbook at the National Concert Hall, a gala recital for the British Embassy at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, guest artist for Minerva Cruise Ships in Athens and Istanbul and Tenor soloist for The London Concrodia Foundation Christmas Gala, St Paul’s, Covent garden.

Ross was a guest artist at the Mayo Male Voice Choir annual Spring Concert on the 27th April, 2017 at Ballintubber Abbey, County Mayo.