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 Opera Idaho, Opera Carolina, Opera Grand Rapids, Anchorage Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.
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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 exquisite singing. He cuts a fine figure throughout the performance, with an intense stage presence”, Peter Scott Drackley has performed such operatic roles as Rodolfo (La bohème), Macduff (Macbeth), Pollione (Norma), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), and (Cavalleria Rusticana). Mr. Drackley is a frequent concert soloist, having sung Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and 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 and Musical Theatre, Baltimore Concert Opera, Penn Square Music Festival, Winter Opera St. Louis, Londontowne Symphony, LoftOpera, the Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, Opera in the Heights, 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.
Recently, Mr. Drackley joined Opera Omaha for Opera Outdoors, where he sang arias and ensembles from Un Ballo in Maschera, Attila, and Turandot. He joined Baltimore Concert Opera for their Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera, and Maryland Opera for Viva Verismo, where he sang as Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Canio (i Pagliacci). Mr. Drackley made his role debut as Cavaradossi (Tosca) with Opera in the Heights and reprises the role in the spring with Anchorage Opera. Mr. Drackley returns to Opera Idaho as Rodolfo (La bohème) and will join Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids to sing Antonin Scalia (Scalia/Ginsburg). He also will join Raylynmor Opera to debut Radamés (Aïda). Mr. Drackley is thrilled to return to Des Moines Metro Opera to sing Pirelli (Sweeney Todd) and sing Chekalinsky and cover Gherman (Pique Dame).