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Patrick Carfizzi

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In the 2022-2023 season, American bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Swallow in Peter Grimes and the Sacristan in Tosca. He also returns to Houston Grand Opera as Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Baili in Werther. The 2021-2022 season marked the twenty-second anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera debut by returning as the Speaker in The Magic Flute, the Sacristan in Tosca, and the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Notable past engagements include Cecil in Sir David McVicar’s production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Metropolitan Opera), his role debut as Zeta in Lehár’s The Merry Widow opposite Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China (San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, and Houston Grand Opera), Paolo in Simon Boccanegra (San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, and Houston Grand Opera), and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Houston Grand Opera and Dallas Opera).

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