Bass-baritone E. Scott Levin, described as having a “smooth, buttery voice,” “incredibly sharp timing,” and “a gifted comic actor,” has been making audiences laugh for the past 15 years. He first appeared with LA Opera in 2015 in the Off Grand production of as Babayan (Bartolo) in ¡Figaro! (90210). Later that year, he made his mainstage debut with the company as Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi, opposite Plácido Domingo. In 2019, he returns as Hormigón in El Gato Montés.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Graduate Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. While in St. Louis, he sang in over 20 productions with Union Avenue Opera, where his roles included Masetto in Don Giovanni, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Benoit and Alcindoro in La Bohème, and Alidoro in La Cenerentola.
Since moving to Los Angeles, he has regularly performed with Pacific Opera Project, where he most recently performed Papapeno in The Magic Flute. Other roles with that company include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, the Sacristan in Tosca, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado, among others.
He debuted at Townsend/Fresno Opera as the Sacristan in Tosca and he has also performed with Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Celestial Opera, Center Stage Opera, Redlands Opera Theater and Orange County Opera.
In addition to his work in opera, he also performs as a concert soloist. For the past seven years, he has been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Bach Festival. Between 2003 and 2006, he served as the liturgical soloist at Temple Sha’are Emeth and as the baritone young artist with the Bach Society of Saint Louis.
He is the co-founder of Chamber Opera Players of LA (COPOLA), a chamber opera troupe that regularly performs in Glendale, California. (EScottLevin.com)