Patrick  Carfizzi

Bass-baritone (United States)

HGO Appearances: Speaker in The Magic Flute. Previously: Mustafa in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012); Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro (2011); Swallow in Peter Grimes (2010); Papageno in The Magic Flute (2008); Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola (2007); The Loudspeaker in Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra (2006).

About the Artist: Patrick Carfizzi began the 2014-15 season with the St. Louis Symphony under the baton of Markus Stenz in the Brahms Requiem and Vier ernste Gesänge, followed by his company debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Mustafa in The Italian Girl in Algiers. Later this season, he will return to Seattle Opera as the Music Master and Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos and will round out the season with his role and company debut in the title role of Don Pasquale with the Hesse State Theater in Wiesbaden, Germany. During the 2013-14 season, he celebrated his 300th performance with the Metropolitan Opera, where he has performed, among other roles, Quince in Tim Albery's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream conducted by James Conlon, Frank in Jeremy Sams's new production of Die Fledermaus, and Schaunard in Franco Zeffirelli's production of La bohème, which was broadcast to movie theaters worldwide on the Live in HD series. Other recent highlights include a concert production of Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony under the baton of David Robertson, performed both in St. Louis's Powell Hall and at Carnegie Hall; a return to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for his role debut as Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love; and Henry Kissinger in John Adams's Nixon in China with San Francisco Opera. 

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