Hailed for his warm, expressive sound, consummate musicianship and winning way with the audience, baritone Randall Scarlata enjoys an unusually diverse career. He is equally comfortable in Bach and Händel oratorio, Mozart and Rossini operas, the great song cycles, works from Tin Pan Alley, and the newest new music. He has appeared as soloist with ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, The Minnesota Orchestra, Vienna’s Tonkünstler Orchestra and Akademie Orchester, The New World Symphony, The National Symphony, and The Pittsburgh Symphony. In addition, he has appeared at international music festivals including Ravinia, Marlboro, Menlo, Edinburgh, Vienna, Salzburg, Aspen, Spoleto, and on concert stages across five continents. Mr. Scarlata has recorded for the Naxos, Arabesque, Bridge, Albany, Chandos, CRI and Gasparo labels.
Recent highlights include the CD releases of his celebrated performance of the Celebrant in Bernstein's Mass, as well as songs of Lori Laitman chamber music of Paul Moravec, and the world premiere and recording of George Crumb's American Songbook. Scarlata recently performed Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with soprano Hyunah Yu and pianist Ken Noda, and appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing songs from Schubert’s last year with pianist Inon Barnatan and Schwanengesang with pianist Jonathan Biss. Other recent highlights include Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Dvorak’s Gypsy Songs with The North Carolina Symphony, Schubert’s Winterreise with pianists Jeremy Denk and Gilbert Kalish, and the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s Furia with the Borromeo String Quartet and Imani Winds. Mr. Scarlata was also recently seen in Opera Lafayette’s production of Gretry’s Le Magnifique at the Kennedy Center and at Lincoln Center.
Randall Scarlata’s awards include First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize at the Das Schubert Lied International Competition in Vienna, First Prize at the Joy in Singing Competition in New York, and the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award. Mr. Scarlata received a Fulbright Grant to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. He currently serves on the faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University.