Press from Opera Performances

Review: LA Opera’s Salome With Soprano Patricia Racette

Review: LA Opera’s Salome With Soprano Patricia Racette “Racette becomes Salome. She’s had some practice this season, having performed the role for the Met and Pittsburgh Opera. For an opera star over 50, she does a remarkable job of portraying a playful Salome in the opening, then dancing provocatively (and ending naked) for her lecherous […]

Patricia unveils Salome at LA Opera, earns high praise from LA Times

L.A. Opera’s 30-year-old ‘Salome’ is back, and not a kid anymore “On Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. Opera revisited that ancient, if once steamy, “Salome,” now as a vehicle for soprano Patricia Racette, a very different, 21st century singer. …Racette’s efficient Salome and Gabriele Schnaut’s gleeful Herodias are, on the other hand, […]

New York Classical Review: “A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s Salome” …and more!

New York Classical Review: “A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s Salome” …and more! “…Patricia Racette provided just that kind of rare experience, starring in a revival of Richard Strauss’s Salome at the Metropolitan Opera. She was not even originally scheduled to sing in this run, and stepped in to replace an ailing Catherine Naglestad. Yet […]

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Facts & Arts: Producing for Patricia Racette by Glen Roven

When legendary soprano Patricia Racette, currently starring at the Met in Pagliacci, called and asked if I would like to produce her new CD, I had to pinch myself. Read composer/producer Glen Roven’s full article!

New Year’s Eve Gala Bash in San Antonio!

December 31, 2014 Bring in 2015 with DIVA ON DETOUR as Pat brings her cabaret LIVE to the Tobin Center just days before unveiling her first staged SALOME!  Don’t miss it!

Vocal Arts Society Recital | Washington Post

“But the true revelations came during the second half, when Racette recalibrated her voice to a lower-seated, microphone-friendly pop sound, with high notes taken in an easy belt. Her unbuttoned performances of “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” and “Mon Dieu” were knockouts. And her introspective, gently swung renditions of “Here’s That Rainy Day,” “Guess Who I Saw Today” and “Not a Day Goes By” were so magnetic, so naturally inside the style, she left other opera singers’ stiff-backed attempts at this repertoire in the dust.

One can imagine Racette someday leaving opera behind (as Eileen Farrell famously did) to pursue jazz singing. Even now (with proper husbanding of her voice), this singer — and her splendidly versatile pianist, Craig Terry — should be booking club dates and recording the Great American Songbook. She needs to be heard in this material.”

Joe Banno | Washington Post | April 11, 2010

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Interviews and Articles

FEATURE: Los Angeles Times: The most fearless woman in opera?

Patricia Racette on coming out, Trump, nudity and the demands of ‘Salome’

Patricia weighs in on MARRIAGE EQUALITY!

June 26 was a historic day… L.A. Times contacted Patricia for a reaction– Read more!

Facts & Arts: Producing for Patricia Racette by Glen Roven

When legendary soprano Patricia Racette, currently starring at the Met in Pagliacci, called and asked if I would like to produce her new CD, I had to pinch myself. Read composer/producer Glen Roven’s full article!

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