The Ballo Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2012 by Randall Scotting while studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Having already spent several years researching and sourcing manuscripts for Baroque works in libraries around the world, creating an ensemble seemed the natural extension to begin performing much of this rediscovered music. In addition to an established operatic performing career, Randall completed his PhD at the Royal College of Music in the Spring of 2018. As a countertenor, Randall has worked throughout the world with theatres and ensembles including: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Seattle Opera, il Complesso Barocco; Boston Baroque, Savaria Baroque Orchestra (Hungary); Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto (Italy); Carnegie Hall; New York City Opera; Hobart Baroque (Australia); Fort Worth Opera; The New York Philharmonic; Minnesota Opera; Landestheater Neustrelitz (Germany); Ensemble Quito Barocco (Ecuador) and others. His operatic and oratorio roles include many by Handel in the works Orlando, Agrippina, Semele, Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, and Flavio, and others such as Caldara’s oratorio Santo Stefano, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, and Vivaldi’s il Tigrane. Recordings include: Ercole sul Termodonte by Vivaldi on DVD, A Water Music by Crabtree, and Santo Stefano by Caldara.
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