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).
Mr. Drackley’s season includes performing with Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Carolina, and Opera Grand Rapids.
Photo by Kayleigh Rae Photography
Peter Scott Drackley has been 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 exquisite singing. He cuts a fine figure throughout the performance, with an intense stage presence.” He has performed such operatic roles as Cavaradossi (Tosca), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Rodolfo (La bohème), Macduff (Macbeth), Pollione (Norma), and Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana).
As a frequent concert soloist, Mr. Drackley has sung Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and 9th Symphony, and many others. 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, and recently performed with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids.
Recently, Mr. Drackley joined Des Moines Metro Opera as an Ensemble Artist, singing Pirelli (Sweeney Todd), singing Chekalinsky and covering Gherman (Pique Dame). Mr. Drackley will return to Opera Carolina to sing Radamés (Aïda), and to Opera Grand Rapids to sing Calaf (Turandot).
A mentee of Dramatic Soprano Alexandra LoBianco, Mr. Drackley has performed with Anchorage Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Idaho, OperaDelaware, Penn Square Music Festival, Opera Omaha, LoftOpera, the Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, and as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Drackley trained at Peabody Conservatory, as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera, and as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and Santa Fe Opera.