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Lauded by Opera News as having “showed vocal confidence [...] his luminous head voice blooming with expansive and penetrating phrases,” and by Opera Today as bringing "the performance to an awestruck standstill with his exquisitely (singing). He cuts a fine figure throughout the performance, with an intense stage presence”, Peter Scott Drackley has performed such operatic roles as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, Gerald in Delibes’ Lakmé, Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, a role he partially performed in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Mr. Drackley is also a frequent concert soloist, having sung in Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He also debuted the role of Antonin Scalia in Derrick Wang’s Opera Scalia/Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, a concert that was featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
A student of Alexandra LoBianco, Mr. Drackley has performed with the Utah Festival Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Baltimore Concert Opera, the Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, Teatro Grattacielo, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Drackley recently made his role debuts as Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi's Rigoletto with Anchorage Opera in Alaska, and as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth with LoftOpera in New York City. He also sang the tenor solo in Mozart's Requiem with the Lancaster Symphony, and returned to Sarasota Opera to cover Avito in Montemezzi's L'amore dei Tre Re, and returned to Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist to cover Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Alfred in Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus.
Mr. Drackley’s recently triumphed in five role debuts in six months, including Riccardo in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera with Opera in the Heights in Houston, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with Winter Opera of St. Louis, the tenor solo in Verdi's Requiem with the Helena Symphony, Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Boheme Opera New Jersey, and Fernando in Donizetti's La Favorita with New York City's New Amsterdam Opera.
Next season, Mr. Drackley makes his debut with Opera Idaho singing Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, he returns to Anchorage Opera to sing Rodolfo in Puccini's La bohème, and to Winter Opera St. Louis for his role debut as Pollione in Bellini's Norma. He will perform in the Opening Gala "Sing it Loud!" with the Londontowne Symphony in Annapolis, Maryland, singing selections from Verdi's Aida, Puccini's Turandot, Bizet's Carmen, and many others, as well as joining the Boulder Bach Festival to sing the Tenor Solo in Bach's B Minor Mass. He will also perform as the Tenor Soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy at Carnegie Hall, and in Penn Square Music Festival's Death by Puccini concert, singing Rodolfo in Act III of La bohème, Mario Cavaradossi in Act II of Tosca, and F. B. Pinkerton in Act III of Madama Butterfly.