Dr. Scott Wichael
Voice Instructor

Department of Music, Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
(620) 341-5893


Scott Wichael

Praised for his expressive voice and versatile stage presence, tenor Scott Wichael has appeared on stages throughout the United States with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Weill.


In 2014 Dr. Wichael debuts the role of Little Bat in Susannah with St. Petersburg Opera and will return to The Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus.  In 2013 he reprised the role of The Witch in Hansel and Gretel with the Soo Theatre Project.  During the 2011 season he appeared with The Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Pang in Turandot and The Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Omaha.  Other roles performed in 2011 include Die Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel with the Eutiner Festspiele and #5 Magic Object in Transformations with the Kansas City Civic Opera.  The 2010 season included Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Asheville Lyric Opera, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Soo Theatre Project and Nanki Poo in The Mikado with Kansas City Metro Opera.  In 2009 he was Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Mr. Angel in The Impresario with Rimrock Opera and Parpignol inLa Boheme with Opera Omaha.  Recent performances include Prunier in La Rondine and Spoletta in Tosca with the Kansas City Puccini Festival; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Beppe in Pagliacci with The Crested Butte Music Festival; with Tulsa Opera he performed Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos. OPERA NEWS stated “Scott Wichael was delightful as the four servants…” in Les Contes D’Hoffmann at Des Moines Metro Opera.  Other roles at Des Moines Metro Opera include The Spirit of the Masque in Glorianaand The Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos.  Additional past roles include, Danny Buchanan in Street Scenewith Maine Grand Opera.  Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel and Peter Rabbit in the world premiere of the children’s opera The Tale of Peter Rabbit with OPERA Iowa, Giles Corey in The Crucible with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Remendado in Carmen with Wichita Grand Opera, and King Kaspar in Amahl and The Night Visitors with Intimate Opera and Opera Kansas.


Dr. Wichael, also an active concert soloist, has performed in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s, Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Rachmaninov’s “The Bells” and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.