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Patrick Guetti

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Named a “standout whose sound was warm and rich” by Anne Midgette in The Washington Post, the 2022 – 2023 season sees bass Patrick Guetti return to both the Bayerische Staatsoper to sing Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and to the Glyndebourne Festival to sing Snug in Peter Hall’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. Guetti also returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin as a featured ensemble member with roles including the title role in Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Colline in La bohème, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Geronte in Manon Lescaut, and Sciarrone in Tosca.

The 2021 – 2022 season saw Mr. Guetti as a featured ensemble member at Deutsche Oper Berlin, with role debuts including Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Procida in a new production of Les Vêpres Siciliennes, and The King in Aida, as well as Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Second Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, and Sciarrone in Tosca. Mr. Guetti also made his debut at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofie in Valencia as the Erster Handwerksbursch in a new production of Wozzeck, conducted by James Gaffigan.

Operatic highlights Mr. Guetti’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Sarastro in the Julie Taymor production of The Magic Flute, his role debut as Fafner in the David Pountney production of Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, and his role debut as Fafner in the Jonathan Dove adaptation of Das Rheingold at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Mr. Guetti has also debuted at Bayerische Staatsoper as Montano in Otello, and at Oper Stuttgart, singing Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia. At Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mr. Guetti has been seen as Il Principe di Bouillon in a concert version of Adriana Lecouvreur starring Anna Netrebko, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Snug in a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the King in Aida, and Count Horn in Un ballo in Maschera.

Additional operatic highlights at Lyric Opera of Chicago include Der Polizeikomissar in Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Edward Gardner, Second Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, Zaretsky in the Robert Carsen production of Yevgeny Onegin, the Mandarin in Turandot, and a Greek Captain in Les Troyens. Additional operatic highlights include the role of Snug in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Philadelphia, his debut with the Glyndebourne Festival as the Nightwatchman in a revival of Sir David McVicar’s production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and covering the role of Don Basilio in a new production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, his company debut with Opera Philadelphia as José Tripaldi in Golijov’s Ainadamar, his company debut with Dallas Opera in Francesca Zambello’s production of Salome as the Fifth Jew, and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program.

On the concert stage, Mr. Guetti has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a concert performance of Tosca as Sciarrone, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the New Choral Society, conducted by John King, and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with the Santa Cruz Symphony, conducted by Music Director Daniel Stewart. He also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra for Bernstein’s Songfest, which was recorded live and released on the Naxos recording label.

While studying at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia Mr. Guetti appeared as the title role in Don Quichotte, Prince Gremin and Zaretsky in Yevgeny Onegin, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Tom in Un ballo in maschera, Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande, and Crespel and Wilhelm in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. As a member of the Filene Artist Program at Wolf Trap Opera, Mr. Guetti appeared as Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Grant Gershon conducting the National Symphony Orchestra, and as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Guetti was featured as Leggatt in the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar and the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.

Honors and awards include representing the United States in the final round of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in Wales, a 2014 grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2014 Sarah Tucker Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, first prize in the Gerda Lissner competition in 2015, Audience Favorite Award at the Giargiri Bel Canto Competition in 2013, and First Prize in the Prémio “Verdi” competition.

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