About the Artist:
Patrick Carfizzi has performed with HGO many times, including as Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China (2017), Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love (2016), Speaker in The Magic Flute (2015), Mustafà in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012), Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2011), and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola (2007). This season with HGO, he also performs as the Bailiff in Werther. In the 2021-22 season, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera as the Sacristan in Tosca, Speaker in The Magic Flute, and the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos. Other recent performances include a return to Santa Fe Opera as both Bartolo in The Marriage of FIgaro and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a return to San Diego Opera as Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, and Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love in a recording made with Seattle Opera. Carfizzi has appeared with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the country and performed with the Metropolitan Opera more than 300 times. He is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music and the winner of several prestigious awards including the Richard Tucker Career Grant Award, the George London Award, the Sullivan Foundation Award, The Richard F. Gold Career Grant from The Shoshana Foundation, and the Sergio Franchi Memorial Scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation.