Notes The Guardian, “Patricia Racette charts Katerina’s transformation from bored, resentful chattel to emancipated woman with steely control, and unswerving musical authority…”
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“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.” Read more…

“Patricia Racette, singing with sometimes raw intensity, played this repressed Katerina with impressive authority, her very stillness a window on the emotions locked within.” Check out the full review!

“Singing sturdily and steadily, Patricia Racette makes a touching Katerina..” Read more of this reviewer’s opinion of the season opener.

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. Read the full story…

Don’t miss this rave on Patricia’s unveiling of her first Katerina.. London’s West End calls her “sensational… a star!” Read the review!

Don’t miss Patricia’s latest TOSCA with the Detroit Symphony’s first outing of this Puccini with Leonard Slatkin at the podium– Patricia calls the brass alone ‘bone-rattling’ in the magnificent opening chords! Stream on this Sunday at 3 p.m. EST at http://www.dso.org/live.aspx!TOSCAADV_164_150

Patricia Racette delivers a fine performance as Nedda in Pagliacci, fiery in her aria “Stridono lassu” and sultry in her love scenes with Silvio, making out on the running board of the truck. Read more…

But as Nedda, the luminous Patricia Racette is an optimist in spite of everything, her bright soprano spinning buoyantly in her duet with the orchestral birds in “Stridono lassù.” Still, Ms. Racette is ready to switch into play-acting whenever she must. Read more and check out Cory Weaver’s great photo of Patricia!

…as Canio’s wife, Nedda, who has become involved with the villager Silvio, she sang with beguiling feistiness, sizable sound and great character. She looked charming and captured the suffocating young woman’s restlessness.