Broman Concert Series Presents Randall Scarlata, Baritone

February 8, 2000

Baritone Randall Scarlata will perform at Mary Baldwin University on Tuesday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m. in Francis Auditorium. Tickets are $7.00 ($5.00/senior citizens) and can be reserved in advance by calling (540) 887-7193. Tickets will also be available at the door. Francis Auditorium is located in the Pearce Science Center at the corner of Coalter and Frederick Streets in Staunton.

The performance is part of the Carl Broman Concert Series and will feature a number of pieces from Franz Schubert. Broman served Mary Baldwin as chair of the music department from 1935 to 1976, and Trinity Church organist and choirmaster from 1938 to1979.

Scarlata won First Prize at the 1999 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions. He was also awarded The Diallo Prize, The Lindemann Vocal Chair and The Walker Fund Prize of YCA, which will sponsor his Washington, D.C. debut in the YCA Series at the Kennedy Center in February 2000. His other major awards include First Prize at the 1997 “Das Schubert Lied” International Competition in Vienna, First Prize at the 1997 Joy in Singing Competition in New York, the 1998 Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award of The Juilliard School, and Second Prize at the 1999 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation International Vocal Competition.

In recital, Scarlata has performed in Europe, Vienna, Hamburg, Italy, and France. In the U.S. he has given recitals in New York at Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, as well as at Princeton University, Westminster Choir College, the Cleveland Art Song Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival and the Ravinia Festival.

An opera performer, Scarlata’s oratorio engagements include the role of Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion, and in the world premiere of Samuel Adler’s Ever Since Babylon in Washington, D.C. He has also performed several Bach Cantatas, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Excuse Me, and the title role in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.

Scarlata earned a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1992, and then continued his studies in Vienna on a Fulbright Grant. He received his master’s degree at The Juilliard School in 1998 as a student of Beverley Johnson, and is currently a member of the Juilliard Opera Center. Scarlata began studying with G