Allan R. Scott & Valerian Ruminski Joins Athlone Artists

By David Salazar

Conductor Allan R. Scott and bass Valerian Ruminski have joined the roster of Athlone Artists.

Scott is the Music Director of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale in Montana, a position he has held for 18 years. He also recently debuted with Marble City Opera in a production “Suo Angelica” and has appeared with such wide-ranging organizations as The Tanglewood Music Center, Royal Opera of Netherlands, Portland Opera, Fairfax Opera Company, Kent Opera, The Bucharest National Opera, The National Radio Orchestra of Romania in Bucharest, New Zealand’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Firelands Symphony in Cleveland, Pottstown Symphony (PA), Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, New Artists Philharmonic (CO), and Fairfax Symphony.

Ruminski is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts and has performed with such companies as The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Miami Opera, Minnesota Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Ireland, Opera de Montreal, Opera de Monte Carlo, Birmingham Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera de Quebec, Vancouver Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, the Green Mountain Festival (VT), and the Lyrique en Mer Festival de Belle Île in France.

He is set to appear with the Geneva Light Opera in July 2021.

Ruminski and Scott are the latest members of Athlone Artists roster following the additions of tenor Bruce Sledge and stage director Nathan Troup in recent months.