Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Welcome to the website of Brian Bannatyne-Scott.

Brian is a well-established singer on the international circuit who sings a wide variety of repertoire from Baroque to Britten. He sings fluently in several languages and has performed all over Europe with many notable directors and conductors. He is also Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Saint Andrews.

Born and educated in Scotland, he lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children and hopes you enjoy navigating this website, which will enable you to find out about his career, future performances and available recordings.


"The shimmering, electric voice of Brian Bannatyne-Scott"
The Glasgow Herald

"BBS's voice embodies what the wine writers would describe as a perfect balance of fruit and grip"
The Times

"BBS made a noble Ghost and an earthy Gravedigger with his own Edinburgh lilt"
The Observer   (Dean's Hamlet at Glyndebourne)

"BBS presented a Commendatore that was calm and chilling"
The Irish Times

"Hero's laurels go the magnificent Brian Bannatyne - Scott as La Roche"
The Times Colonist (Canada)

"BBS's Wotan is a majestic performance, magnificent in Die Walkure in his expressive delivery of the text as he changes from hen-pecked husband to tyrannical and eventually anguished father. His Narration and Farewell to Brunnhilde were commandingly sung"
The Times

"Elijah was sung by bass Brian Bannatyne - Scott, who produced a beautifully rich, sonorous tone and a wide range of expression which kept the drama alive throughout"
The Salisbury Journal

"BBS gave a splendid account of Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death, resolutely in control and authoritative, always musical, projecting dark nights of the soul and body by colour and weight of tone without histrionics"
The Financial Times

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In Edinburgh

Songs by Ronald Stevenson

Recording with Jan Waterfield

CD launch in Spring

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In Northampton

Missa Solemnis

Northampton Bach Choir : Beethoven

  • St Matthews Church, Northampton
  • Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm