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Biography
  • Recent notable engagements include Paolo in Simon Boccanegra with San Francisco Opera, Brander in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust with the Metropolitan Opera, Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles with Seattle Opera, Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri with Dallas Opera, Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Canadian Opera Company and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Houston Grand Opera.  Additionally at the Metropolitan Opera, he has performed such roles as Schaunard in La bohème, the Mandarin in Turandot, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Haly in L’italiana in Algeri, and Peter Quince in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    For the 2009-10 season, Patrick Carfizzi returns to the Canadian Opera Company as Talbot in Maria Stuarda, as well as performances at the Metropolitan Opera in La damnation de Faust, Le nozze di Figaro, Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, and La bohème.

    Future engagements include Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera and a debut with Opera Cologne. Past engagements include performances of Masetto in Don Giovanni for the Tanglewood Music Festival under James Levine, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Houston Grand Opera, Handel’s Messiah with San Francisco Symphony, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Seattle Symphony, Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon with Central City Opera, Frank in Die Fledermaus with Seattle Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Minnesota Opera, and Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

    In addition to his staged opera performances, he has also performed with a number of concert organizations such as Opera Orchestra of New York, Washington Concert Opera, and Mostly Mozart festival singing Mozart’s Mass in C-Minor.

    A graduate of the Yale University School of Music School, Mr. Carfizzi has won several prestigious awards: Of note, he has won 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.  He has also participated in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where he was the Connecticut District Winner.

     

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