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WINTER 2016: This just in…Patricia returns to LONDON!

Published: February 4, 2016

Patricia Racette will appear as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Performances are February 25 & 29; March 3, 5, 8, 11, 15, 2016.
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AUTUMN 2015: Patricia earns raves for her first unveiling of Katerina in London’s WEST END!

Published: December 8, 2015

“Patricia Racette is sensational as Katerina…the great American soprano contributes a three-dimensional humanity all her own. Indeed, all the singers do an excellent job of rising above the production; she, though, is a star… Racette’s interpretational subtlety is as dazzling as her rock-solid vocal command. She dominates the unravelling tale, honours to the hilt the title’s ironic sobriquet and invests her big, chromatic soliloquy with an overwhelming sense of thwarted languor. We are never allowed to forget that Katerina is victim first, multiple murderer second..”

—Mark Valencia, What’s On Stage | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | English National Opera, September 2015

“Patricia Racette charts Katerina’s transformation from bored, resentful chattel to emancipated woman with steely control, and unswerving musical authority”

—Andrew Clements, The Guardian | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | English National Opera, September 2015

“Patricia Racette makes us believe in her utterly as she veers between the desperation of being downtrodden in a loveless marriage to the triumph of controlling her own destiny back to the twin despairs of imprisonment and sexual betrayal, making Katerina’s extreme actions seem inevitable to us in the audience…Racette, Daszak, Hayward and Peter Hoare (as Katerina’s husband Zinovy) all sang well, Racette outstandingly so, with attractive timbre and phrasing, a great deal of emotion injected into each line and no difficulty in being heard above the orchestra.”

—David Karlin, Bachtrack | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | English National Opera, September 2015

“With Mark Wigglesworth drawing a brilliantly detailed performance from the pit, soprano Patricia Racette gilding her arias with expressive grace, and bass-baritone Robert Hayward’s father-in-law Boris effortlessly commanding the stage, we are in excellent hands.”

—Michael Church, The Independent | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | English National Opera, September 2015

…And much, much more MEDIA BUZZ ➥

 

UPCOMING IN 2016: Patricia Racette stars as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West at The Santa Fe Opera

Patricia Racette returns to her beloved Santa Fe Opera, June – August 2016.
See Patricia’s FULL 15/16 SCHEDULE ➥