Scott Guzielek has served as Director of Artistic Operations at Palm Beach Opera since 2012. At Palm Beach Opera, Guzielek was responsible for all aspects of artistic planning, casting, and repertoire selection. As an integral member of the Palm Beach Opera senior leadership team, Guzielek oversaw a budget of $2.5M annually and managed more than 200 artists, chorus, musicians, seasonal and professional staff during the Company’s season. With a keen interest in young singers, he was responsible for leading and directing the Benenson Young Artist and Bailey Apprentice Artist Programs of Palm Beach Opera. During his tenure at Palm Beach Opera, he led the expansion of these training programs from eight to eighteen singers, each coached and mentored by nationally acclaimed faculty and staff.
Prior to his appointment in Palm Beach, Mr. Guzielek was Artistic Administrator at Washington National Opera (DC) from 2006 – 2012, where he worked closely with General Director Plácido Domingo for seven seasons on more than 40 productions. Guzielek began his tenure at Washington National Opera in 2003 as Special Events Manager. In 2012, Mr. Guzielek was selected by OPERA America to be a member of the OPERA America Leadership Intensive cohort; he is currently Co-Chair of the Artistic Administration Network of OPERA America. Guzielek has frequently judged the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and other competitions throughout the country, including the Giargiari Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Originally from Johnstown, New York, Mr. Guzielek received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Vocal Performance from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and a Master of Arts with distinction in Arts Management from American University in Washington, DC. While in Washington, Scott was a baritone soloist at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and was a member, soloist, and Board President of the Thomas Circle Singers.