Jan 10, 2019
Patricia Racette has been heralded a preeminent singing actress of our time. She has built and sustained an evolving career in the most acclaimed opera houses and concert stages of the world for over thirty years and continues to not only sustain her passion for this art form but also expand it to broader arenas as both stage director and master teacher.
An internationally recognized artist herself, she has sung leading roles at the major houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Paris Opera, Teatro Liceu, Teatro Real, Bayerische Staatsoper and many more. She also made her mark on The Met: Live in HD series as the leading ladies in “Madama Butterfly,” “Tosca,” “Pagliacci” and “Peter Grimes.”
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Patricia studied jazz and music education at North Texas State University, received training in the Merola and Adler programs at San Francisco Opera, and most recently received an honorary doctorate from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2017. She received a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Opera Recording for her performance as Marie Antoinette in the Los Angeles Opera’s production of John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles.”
On This Episode
Patricia and Randy celebrate authenticity, collaboration, compromise, laughter, friendship, breaking the rules, life’s unexpected detours, “dogged” determination and what it’s like to be a PhDiva. #Racettitative
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