SCOTT GEORGE                          RETURN TO HOME PAGE

President and Founder
New Century Artists


President and founder of one of the world’s finest classical artist management firms, New Century Artists, Scott George continues to bring the finest American talents to the concert and opera stages of the world. Mr. George has managed the careers of Met stars Carol Neblett, Ellen Shade, Pamela Coburn, Brenda Boozer, Suzanna Guzman, George Gray, Gary Rideout, Gino Quillico, Richard Bernstein and Michael Devlin as well as conductors John DeMain and Paul Gemignani. He served as a producer for the first “Music for Life” Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in 1985 which was recorded and released by Sony and the “Concert for Planet Earth - 1992“ from the Earth Day Summit in Rio starring Placido Domingo, also recorded by Sony. Upon moving to Sarasota in 1999, he produced “The Grand Finale” for the Sarasota Opera starring Barbara Cook, which netted 1.3 million dollars in one evening, followed by two consecutive galas for the Asolo Theatre Company with Broadway stars Rebecca Luker, Davis Gaines and Howard McGillan. As an educator, Mr. George has given Master Classes in Opera Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, The Catholic University, Florida State University, Cincinnati Conservatory and the Chautauqua Opera among others. He has served as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions since 1990. On October 6, 2006, he returned to the stage of the historic1789 Asolo Theatre at the Ringling Museum (where he performed in 1975) as the producer of the Opening Gala – starring Met diva Susan Graham, Kristin Clayton and a premiere by America’s foremost opera composer Jake Heggie.

At 19, Mr. George graduated from Rollins College. He continued his education with graduate studies in Music at the Curtis Institute with Todd Duncan and the Juilliard American Opera Center with Daniel Ferro and further work with Luigi Ricci in Rome, Nicola Rescigno and Marlene Malas. In 1973, He made his operatic debut as Coppelius in The Tales of Hoffmann opposite Gianna Rolandi at the Brevard Music Center. An award winner of the 1975 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, the young baritone went on to performances with the Washington Opera, Orlando Opera, Baltimore Opera, Virginia Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera as well as extensive concerts throughout the U.S. including Washington D.C.’s prestigious Phillips Collection. In 1980, he directed a critically acclaimed new production of Verdi’s MacBeth for the Virginia Opera before transitioning to opera management.

An adjunct to his career in the Arts, Mr. George has passionately renovated historic homes for the past twenty years and now specializes in helping others find and re-create luxury properties in Sarasota, Florida as part of Michael Saunders & Company. He has served on the Boards of the Asolo Theatre Company, the Artist Series of Sarasota, the Tuxedo Park Historical Society, and is a member of St. Mary’s in Tuxedo, the Oaks Club and the Yale Club of New York City