SCOTT HETZ CLARK is an aspiring bass-baritone from Leesburg, Virginia, USA. He is a graduate of the James Madison University School of Music where he studied voice with Professor Kevin McMillan and earned a degree with an emphasis in the music industry.
Scott has emerged on stages across the world performing a wide repertoire of several genres including opera, oratorio, musical theater, and jazz. He made his European debut at the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival where he played the title role of Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2022, he was invited back to the festival to perform the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni in the historic Estates Theater; the very theater where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself debuted the work in 1787. Scott also performed at the Theater Rudolstadt with the Thüringer Symphoniker Orchestra in collaboration with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He was again invited to return to this studio to perform the role of Dr. Falke in Strauss' Die Fledermaus in 2022. In 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he performed the role of Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Washington D.C. with the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival for their USA residency. Other notable roles that Scott has performed include The Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust.
Scott also has a distinct passion for oratorio music. In 2021, Scott competed as a semi-finalist in the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo competition. He has performed Raphael in Haydn’s Creation as well as Méphistophélès in Berlioz’s Le Damnation de Faust. Scott has performed as a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis.
Scott also enjoys performing locally and staying involved with his community. Scott performs a wide array of Jazz and American Standards at venues across the Northern Virginia and D.C. area and is currently serving on the Board of Development for the Loudoun Lyric Opera.
Despite having a rare auto-immune disorder that has already rendered Scott permanently blind in one eye, and partially blind in the other, he continues to learn and excel in his staging practices and is grateful for each opportunity to be able to do so.
Off the stage, Scott has several unwonted interests including snowboarding, home-brewing beer, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also has an affinity for, traveling, fishing, and hanging out with his dog Storm.
"...and Scott Hetz Clark (USA) gave Masetto a sympathetic touch with his young, powerful bass-voice"
- Thüringische Landeszeitung
"...Another highlight (of the gala) was Franz Schubert's “Der Lindenbaum”, performed by Scott Hetz Clark, who was just 22 years old, from the USA." - Thüringer Allgemeine
Prague Summer Nights 2022
Thueringishcer Symphoniker in collab. with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2020
Prague Summer Nights 2019
Prague Summer Nights 2022