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Conservatory Vocal Alum Scott Conner Makes MET Opera Debut

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The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that bass, Scott Conner (BM, vocal performance, 2008) makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in Der Rosenkavalier, April 13–May 13, 2017 as the Police Commissioner.  He will share the stage for a while with opera great Renée Fleming.  

Scott, who is from Olathe, KS and studied at the Conservatory with retired faculty Anne DeLaunay, is profiled in Opera News.

After this performance, Conner travels to San Francisco to perform Colline in La bohème.

Opera News notes, "Conner studied with Bill Schuman at AVA in Philadelphia before moving to Europe as a member of the ensemble at Dresden’s Semperoper. 'I did that for a year—I sang sixty-three performances over the course of the season in eight different operas. It was a great experience, with unbelievably good colleagues. I consider myself able to do anything after that season. I’ve now been over here in Europe for about five years. I live in Zurich. I miss my Kansas City barbecue, but I have to say that Zurich is a wonderful place.'"

Congratulations, Scott!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu