Lauded by The Baltimore Sun as having “an impressive lyric tenor voice...summoning credible emotional intensity,” Peter Scott Drackley was featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, performing Derrick Wang’s new opera Scalia/Ginsburg at the Supreme Court. A former student of Dr. Phyllis Bryn- Julson and the late Dr. Thomas Houser, and currently studying with Ms. Elizabeth Daniels, Mr. Drackley studied at The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Mr. Drackley has performed such musical theatre roles as Prince Dauntless (Once Upon a Mattress), Curly (Oklahoma!), Mr. Dunlop (The Music Man) and Percy (The Scarlet Pimpernel) and such operatic roles as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Alfredo (La Traviata), Gerald (Lakmé), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Nanki-poo (The Mikado), and Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) which was performed in Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House.
In concert, Mr. Drackley performed solos from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christen, atzet diesen Tag in an internationally-televised program with The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and performed arias and ensembles in Annapolis Opera’s “Gifts from Grand Opera” concert. He has also appeared as tenor soloist for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Symphony No. 9. Mr. Drackley performed the tenor solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Richmond Symphony. Mr. Drackley recently sang a scene from La Traviata (Alfredo) in “The Essential Verdi” concert with the Washington Chorus at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he was described by the DC Metro Theater Arts as having “a magnificent tenor voice."
A promoter of 20th and 21st century opera, Mr. Drackley originated the role of General Kornilov in the world premiere of Joshua Bornfield’s politically satirical opera, Strong like Bull, and Herr K in the regional premier of Melissa Schiflett’s Dora. Mr. Drackley was recently seen singing the role of Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Baltimore’s HexaCollective, in which his performance was described by The Examiner as “The depth, the maturity, and the diversity of voices that tenor Peter Scott Drackley projects... makes one almost feel guilty for enjoying an opera that deals with issues such as crimes committed towards women.”
Mr. Drackley was seen this spring performing Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Maryland Concert Opera, and Abdallo in Nabucco with Lyric Opera Baltimore. He also returned to the HexaCollective stage to sing Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring. Mr. Drackley spent this summer as a Festival Artist with the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, where he covered the title role in The Student Prince, the tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Curly in Oklahoma!, and sang Feuilly and covered Enjolras in Les Misérables. Mr. Drackley recently won the Mario Lanza Competition in New York City, for which the prize included a concert at the San Gennaro Festival in New York City’s Little Italy. Mr. Drackley also recently won Michael Ballam Concorso Lirico International Opera Competition in Utah and the Opera at San Nicola Competition. This Fall, he was flown to Alessandria, Italy to compete in the Concorso Internazionale di Musica. This Winter, Mr. Drackley joined Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist, singing Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Herald in Don Carlos, and covering the Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel. Mr. Drackley is thrilled to return to Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre to debut the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème, and sing the tenor solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana.