Patrick Guetti


A New Jersey native and a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, the bass has recently undertaken company debuts as Sparafucile/Rigoletto (Wolf Trap), Sciarrone/Tosca (Los Anegeles Philharmonic), and Nightwatchman/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne). Guetti returns to Opera Philadelphia later this season as Snug/A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Next season he joins the prestigious Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble. As a Santa Fe Opera apprentice, Guetti appeared in Carmen, Fidelio, Theodore Morrison’s Oscar (world premiere) and Huang Ruo’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (American premiere). He studied at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts (title role/Don Quichotte, Prince Gremin/Zaretsky/Eugene Onegin, Don Basilio/ The Barber of Seville, Tom/Un Ballo in Maschera, Crespel and Wilhelm/Les contes d’Hoffmann). He has been featured with soprano Nicole Cabell in the Harris Theater’s “Beyond the Aria” series, and can be heard on CD in Bernstein’s Songfest with the National Symphony Orchestra. The bass is a past recipient of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand prize, the Richard Tucker Foundation’s Sarah Tucker Grant, first prize in the Gerda Lissner competition, Audience Favorite Award at the Giargiri Bel Canto Competition, and first prize in the Prémio “Verdi” Competition.

Previously at Lyric: Seven roles since 2015|16, most recently Fafner/Siegfried (2018|19), Mandarin/ Turandot (2017|18); Dr. Grenvil/La traviata (“Celebrating Plácido!” concert), Zaretsky/Eugene Onegin (both 2016|17).

Last updated: November 3, 2018