Patrick Guetti

Bass

Biography

Bass Patrick Guetti was named a grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2014, shortly before completing his studies at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts. The 2016 – 2017 season sees Mr. Guetti return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for a second year as a member of the Ryan Opera Center with roles on the main stage including 2nd Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, Zaretsky in the Robert Carsen production of Yevgeny Onegin, Greek Captain in Les Troyens, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, and Dr. Grenvil in a gala performance of the second act of La Traviata, celebrating the career of Plácido Domingo, with Mr. Domingo singing the role of Giorgio Germont. Cover assignments include Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Gremin in Yevgeny Onegin, the Ghost of Hector in Les Troyens, Oroveso in Norma, and Zuniga in Carmen. Mr. Guetti will also be seen in recital with Russell Thomas and Elizabeth DeShong as part of the Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria series.

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Reviews

“Patrick Guetti … seemed completely at home on the Met stage, especially in his gravely compelling account of “Il lacerato spirito,” from Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra,” a father’s lament.”

Anthony Tommasini

The New York Times

“His striking, granitic bass carried the day, and he sang “Il lacerato spirito” from Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra stylishly, down to the sepulchral low notes. He appeared decidedly more relaxed in Rossini’s “La Calumnia” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, during which he used his long limbs and long hands to fine comic effect.”

Eric Myers

New York Classical Review

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“His rendition of Fiesco’s aria “Il lacerato spirito” from Verdi’s SIMON BOCCANEGRA was full-bodied, effortless and haunting. Guetti then turned the tables by choosing Don Basilio’s broadly comic–yet threatening–“La calunnia” from Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and tearing up the stage.”

Richard Sasanow – Broadway World