Grandma Mills in The House without a Christmas Tree. Previously: title role in Florencia en el Amazonas (2001).
About the Artist:
Patricia Schuman made her HGO debut in 2001 as the title role in Florencia en el Amazonas. Recently, she sang Carlotta to the Eugene O’Neill of her husband, David Pittsinger, in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s Blizzard on Marblehead Neck at the Glimmerglass Festival; performed Estelle Oglethorpe in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening; and sang the Duchess of Argyll in Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face and the Mother in the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves, bothwith Opera Philadelphia. She began her career in Mozartean roles, singing Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine conducting; Ilia in Idomeneo at La Scala with Riccardo Muti; and Ilia and Pamina at Vienna State Opera under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. She made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito and has repeated the role at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Glyndebourne; Madrid; and Lyon. As her repertoire expanded, she sang Alice Ford in Falstaff at Covent Garden with Bernard Haitink conducting, Rezia in Weber’s Oberon with Marc Minkowski at the Flemish Opera, the title role in Schumann’s Genoveva with the Edinburgh Festival and Opera North, Blanche in Poulenc’s Les dialogues des Carmélites with Rome Opera and Seattle Opera, Madeleine in Strauss’s Capriccio in Toulouse, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Pittsburgh Opera.