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Aaron Scarberry

Tenor Section Leader

Tenor Aaron Scarberry (he/him) has performed as both a singer and an instrumentalist in the United States, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and China.

His operatic roles include Maximillian/Captain in the Chinese premiere of Candide with the Xi’an Symphony; Dr. Caius in Falstaff with Bronx Opera; Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Laurie in Little Women, and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchiwith Opera McGill; and Tamino in The Magic Flute, the Counsel for the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, and Don Jose (cover) in Carmen at West Virginia University.

As a concert soloist, he has performed with such ensembles as the Shanghai Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, and the Beijing TV&Radio Orchestra. He performed as part of the Philadelphia Chapter of Opera on Tap at the Kimmel Center’s Art Launch Festival in 2021. Mr. Scarberry was a finalist in the International Chinese Art Song Vocal Competition in Shanghai, China. He was featured on CCTV4’s television show 非常传奇 (Very Extraordinary) for the 2018 Chinese New Year celebration. His performances of major works include Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Stewart Hall Singers in Point-Claire, Quebec; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul in Montreal; Dubois’ “Deuxième Parole” from La sept paroles du Christ with West Liberty University; and the World Premiere of Adam Plantz’s O Me! O Life! with West Virginia University.

Additionally, he is an accomplished bassoonist and contrabassoonist. He was the principal bassoonist of the Berks Opera Company orchestra from 2008–2014. Previous performances include Don Giovanni (Mozart), Thaïs (Massenet), Carmen (Bizet), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart), Susannah (Floyd), Aida (Verdi), and Madama Butterfly (Puccini).

Mr. Scarberry has had the privilege of studying with many great teachers such as Ben Heppner, Sanford Sylvan, and Nicholas Perna. He has earned degrees from McGill University and West Virginia University and has been a Young Artist with iSING! Suzhou International Young Artist Festival from 2015 to 2018.

Aaron Scarberry

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