Scott Hetz Clark is a young, 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 theatre, and jazz. He is currently working to expand his career into opera in Europe. He made his European debut with the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival where he played the title role of Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. He also performed at Theater Rudolstadt with the Thüringer Symphoniker Orchestra in collaboration with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In 2021, 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 Scott has performed include The Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and Méphistophélès in Gounoud’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.
On the side, Scott likes to perform locally and be more 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 as Chairman of the Board of Development for the Loudoun Lyric Opera. Scott also serves as a cantor at St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Middleburg, VA and St. Katherine Drexel Mission Church in Haymarket, VA.
Off the stage, Scott has several unwonted interests including brewing beer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and trading cryptocurrency. Scott has an affinity for travelling, fishing, and hanging out with his dog Storm.
"...gave (Masetto) sympathetic traits 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
- Sun, Jul 10Praha 1Jul 10, 5:00 PM – Aug 06, 9:00 PMPraha 1, Železná, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, CzechiaScott Hetz Clark will be performing the role of Leporello in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the historic Estates Theater in Prague, Czechia with the P.S.N. Young Artists Festival. Show dates are still TBD.
- Fri, Nov 05WeimarNov 05, 2021, 5:00 PM – Nov 30, 2021, 9:00 PMWeimar, Steubenstraße 19A, 99423 Weimar, GermanyScott Hetz Clark will be performing the role of Don Alfonso in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar. This will be a fully staged opera with live orchestra, and is in collaboration with the Theater Rudolstadt in Thueringen, Germany. Show dates are still TBD.
- Sat, Oct 02LeesburgOct 02, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PMLeesburg, 310 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176, USACelebrate the 6th anniversary of the greatest brewery in the world, Loudoun Brewing Company! There will be food from The Polished Foxx, music from several different groups/performers, and more lederhosen than you've ever seen in one space! Party starts at 2, Scott starts at 4:30!
- Sat, Sep 25Leesburg
- Fri, Sep 17Hamilton
- Sun, Sep 05Leesburg
- Sat, Aug 21Leesburg
- Sun, Aug 08Purcellville