A Kansas native, Scott Conner has been lauded by critics and audiences for his appearances on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, and a Sara Tucker study grant winner from the Richard Tucker Foundation.

Mr. Conner returns to Santa Fe Opera during the 2023-2024 season to sing the Police Commissioner in Der Rosenkavalier. The bass’s previous season included a number of roles at the Metropolitan Opera, singing the Voice of Neptune in Idomeneo and returning to the role of the Police Commissioner in Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production of Der Rosenkavalier. He made his Canadian Opera Company debut as the 2nd Soldier in Salome, and made his Handel and Haydn debut in a semi-staged Le nozze di Figaro, singing both Bartolo and Antonio. In May 2023, Mr. Conner made his Cleveland Orchestra debut as Ashby in La fanciulla del West before returning to Des Moines Metro Opera for the summer as the King in The Love for Three Oranges.

Scott Conner began his career in Europe as an ensemble member of Semperoper Dresen, where his roles included Colline in La bohème, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other notable U.S. appearances include The Metropolitan Opera as Pinellino in Gianni Schicchi, San Francisco Opera as Tom in Un ballo in maschera, Colline in La bohème and Angelotti in Tosca; San Diego Opera as Escamillo in Carmen, and Santa Fe Opera as Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri.