The young American mezzo-soprano QUINN PATRICK regularly receives acclaim for the sweet purity and strength of a lyric voice enhanced by a sizzling coloratura facility and combined with an engagingly sincere personality in a wide variety of operatic roles and concert repertoire spanning the centuries from Monteverdi to Mark Adamo.
The 2012-13 season finds Ms. Patrick singing Handel’s Messiah with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and making her début with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra singing excerpts from Messiah and J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. She will also sing recitals in Texas and Oklahoma.
Last season (2011-2012), she enjoyed her first appearance at the Winter Park Bach Festival, where she sang the Magnificats of J.S. and C.P.E. Bach. In 2010-2011, she made her Dallas Opera début as Giovanna in Rigoletto and collaborated with conductor Richard Bjella and the choirs at Texas Tech University to record Aaron C0pland’s In the Beginning. In other recent seasons, she sang the title role in La Cenerentola with the Lyric Opera of Jacksonville, Maddalena in Rigoletto with Nickel City Opera of Buffalo, and was the soloist in Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody with conductor Joseph Flummerfelt in Rochester, New York. She will reprised the Alto Rhapsody in 2011 with conductor Karl Dent in Lubbock, Texas. She recently gave performances of Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where she returned after making her Elijah debut with Maestro Robert Page and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in 2008. Other recent highlights include a residency with the Florestan Recital Project for a week of teaching and performing, Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Candide with the Mansfield Symphony, and her return to Mercury Opera Rochester as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia,. This was her third appearance with Mercury Opera, having performed the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni (2008) and Beppe in the company’s inaugural production, L’Amico Fritz. Recently she made her Lincoln Center début with The National Chorale singing Copland’s In the Beginning and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 and her début with the Jacksonville Symphony under the baton of Fabio Mechetti. She made her Carnegie Hall début in Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass and a rare performance of Brusa’s Missa Pro Defunctis with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.
Other engagements included Rocky Ridge Music Center (guest artist), Artpark, Buffalo Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Chautauqua Festival, Syracuse Symphony, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the annual Messiah Festival of the Arts in Lindsborg (KS), the Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, and Glimmerglass Opera.
A native of Texas, Miss Patrick received her training at Trinity University in San Antonio and the University of Colorado at Boulder followed by participation in the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program and the Baltimore Opera Studio, with further studies at the Eastman School of Music. She was the third place Winner in the Friends of Eastman Opera Competition in 2007, a National Finalist and second place Winner in the 2006 National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition, a Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist in 1998 and 1999 where she won Violette J. McCarthy and Spencer Foundation Awards, a Finalist in the 1998 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, and a Finalist in the 1997 National Society of Arts and Letters Voice Competition. Ms. Patrick currently resides in Texas, where she is a member of the Voice Faculty at Texas Tech University.