Press from Opera Performances

The Guardian claims Lady M a “magnificent descent to self-destruction”

Notes The Guardian, “Patricia Racette charts Katerina’s transformation from bored, resentful chattel to emancipated woman with steely control, and unswerving musical authority…” > Read the full review and check out Kenton’s sumptuous photos of the production!

The Independent adds more kudos for ENO’s Lady M

“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…

London’s FT weighs in on ENO’s Lady M

“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!

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Press from Concert and Cabaret Performances

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

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!

Stage Door: Madama Butterfly Review

Lead by Patricia Racette in her COC debut, the cast on opening night, with one exception, is superb. Patricia Racette delivers the most nuanced performance of Butterfly this reviewer has ever seen. Read the full story…

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