Brian Hay, NoRules-NoLights.com
Dublin Messiah with Aradia Ensemble, 2011
“Countertenor Belluz, obviously gifted, was impressive in the lyrical Handel excerpts.”
Ken Winters, Globe and Mail, 2010
Orlando/Lunaire with Opera Erratica
Canadian countertenor Scott Belluz is rapidly gaining recognition as an engaging vocal artist. Praised for his ‘warm, rich voice and impeccable coloratura,’ (La Marseillaise) Scott brings his committed artistry to repertoire ranging from 17th century to newly composed works.
Scott Belluz has received great acclaim for his performances in the world premieres of numerous Canadian operatic works including: the title role in Omar Daniel’s The Shadow with Tapestry New Opera, L’Oiseau in Gilles Tremblay’s Opéra Féerie with Chants Libres, Damien in R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade with Soundstreams Canada, as well as Opera Briefs and Opera To Go with Tapestry New Opera.
Recent operatic performances have also included Orlando/Lunaire with Opera Erratica, L’humana fragilita and Pisandro in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Chicago Opera Theatre, Athamas in Handel’s Semele with Pacific Opera Victoria, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Medoro in Handel’s Orlando in a French touring production.
On the concert stage, Scott performed in Salsa Baroque: Music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th Century with Ensemble Caprice, a program which has also been released on CD by the Analekta label. Other recent concert performances include: Handel’s Messiah with the Thunder Bay Symphony, Handel’s Tamerlano with Opera in Concert, Bach’s Magnificat with the Ottawa Choral Society, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Aix en Provence, and recitals in Marseille, Avignon, Toulon, and St. Remy de Provence.
Scott Belluz displayed his versatility in "The Dublin Messiah" with Aradia Ensemble and in the 2012 world premiere of "From the House of Mirth" (Sharman/Alex Poch-Goldin), choreographed by James Kudelka, for ColemanLemieux Compagnie. Scott starred in "A Synonym for Love", the sexy update of a Handel cantata with Toronto's Volcano Theatre.
Mr. Belluz begins the current season as a guest artist with Aradia Ensemble in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, and joins Toronto Masque Theatre in "Fairest Isle", a Purcell Celebration. In 2013 Scott sings the role of Medoro in Handel's Orlando with Voicebox / Opera in Concert.
Opéra Féerie | Chants Libres, Montreal
The Children's Crusade | Soundstreams Canada
Semele | Pacific Opera Victoria
The Shadow | Tapestry New Opera, Toronto
L'humana Fragilita / Pisandro
Il Ritorno D'Ulisse | Chicago Opera Theatre
Oratorio & Concert
Handel | Thunder Bay Symphony
Various | Ensemble Caprice, Montreal
Bach | Ottawa Choral Society
Missa Assumpta & In Nativitatem
Charpentier | Tafelmusik
Pergolesi | Ensemble Baroques Graffiti, Marseille
as Orlando/Lunaire with Opera Erratica (top) and as Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream with Banff Festival of Arts (bottom)