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Born in Scotland, Patricia graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Law and French awarded with first class honours, the McCormack prize as the most distinguished graduate of the academic year and a distinction in French language. Subsequently, she trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She was the 2006 winner of the Alfred Alexander Prize, a finalist in the Royal Overseas League Competition in 2006 and a finalist in the Bruce Millar Competition in 2008. She has been supported by an Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, a Donald Dewar Arts Award, the Newby Trust, the McGlashan Trust, a Sir Richard Stapley award and a Madeline Finden award.
As an Associate Artist with Welsh National Opera, she has sung the roles of Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos, Varvara Kat’a Kabanova and Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia. For Opera Holland Park, she has sung Laura Iolanta, Varvara Kat’a Kabanova, Beppe L’Amico Fritz and Maddalena Rigoletto. Other operatic roles include Sorceress Dido and Aeneas, Orimeno Erismena, 2nd Lady Die Zauberflöte, for English Touring Opera and Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Garsington Opera. For the RCM, she has sung Enfant L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Bianca The Rape of Lucretia and Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus . She sung the title role in Handel’s Tolomeo in association with the London Handel Festival and Yolande in Maconchy’s The Sofa with Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells.
In concert, Patricia has worked with the Bach Choir, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the English Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Quartet in venues such as St John’s Smith Square, the Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Patricia recently recorded the role of Brangwain The Queen of Cornwall by Rutland Boughton, with the New London Orchestra (released in 2011).
Current and future engagements include Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for WNO, Haydn Nelson Mass at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, title role Zanetto for OHP and a return to WNO to sing Wardrobe Mistress and Schoolboy in a new production of Lulu directed by David Pountney in 2013.
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