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​“Patrick Carfizzi is opera’s man of a thousand faces”

​Read Patrick's feature in Opera News. 

  • “Carfizzi was an ebullient Dulcamara, peddler of patent elixirs”

    WALL STREET JOURNAL

  • “Arguably the show’s very finest singing came from the accomplished Bartolo, Patrick Carfizzi…

    OPERA TODAY

    Mr. Carfizzi’s impressive bass is as powerful as it is handsome. Make no mistake, he certainly knows how to use a full arsenal of buffo vocal tricks and colors to nail his laughs and etch his scheming Don, but then he can suddenly take our breath away with a finely sung declamation that is remarkably elegant.”

  • As Baron Mirko Zeta with Lyric Opera of Chicago

    CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

    “Patrick Carfizzi was a superb Baron Zeta, scheming to keep Hanna’s millions in the Pontevendrian coffers and clueless about his wife Valencienne’s philandering.”

  • “Patrick Carfizzi - wonderful comic actor...”

    OPERA NEWS

    “Patrick Carfizzi — wonderful comic actor and fine singer who knew how, when it made sense, to draw on Rossini’s vocal ornamentation to considerable comic effect.”

  • “Carfizzi's command of the comic bass style is unassailable.”

    THE DAILY CAMERA

    “The agent who drives the romantic intrigues, an older gentleman named Don Alfonso, becomes a professor, and it works brilliantly. The role is taken by bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, who relishes in Alfonso's chicanery throughout the proceedings. Carfizzi's command of the comic bass style is unassailable.”

  • “As the opera's gullible antagonist, Carfizzi's Mustafà steals the show...

    BROADWAY WORLD

    His rich bass instrument is powerfully employed giving the audience countless memorable and remarkable moments. He has excellent comedic timing and utilizes his facial expressions to great effect, expertly manipulating his large, cartoonish costume to illustrate Mustafà's sizable ego, causing the audience to chuckle and smile every time he is on stage.”

  • “Carfizzi brings down the house...” As Major General Stanley with San Diego Opera

    TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

    “Carfizzi brings down the house with the impeccable "Pirates" patter-song, "Modern Major General," but he also gets to display his rich bass-baritone in his second act pastoral aria, "Sighing Softly to The River.”

  • As Talbot in Maria Stuarda

    WASHINGTON POST

    “Patrick Carfizzi, the warm bass who sang the role of Mary’s friend and adviser Talbot, sang with a rich sound and complete emotional involvement so that his character sprang to life.”

  • “...a hysterically funny Taddeo...”

    BROADWAY WORLD

    “Patrick Carfizzi was a hysterically funny Taddeo who sang with a well-rounded Italiante sound. Santa Fe Opera audiences have seen this artist mature as he grew from an apprentice with a resonant voice to a leading artist who can take on larger roles with ease.”

  • As Sacristan “...a rare commodity...”

    THE FINANCIAL TIMES

    “Patrick Carfizzi contributes the rare commodity of a Sacristan sung with musical polish.”