Countertenor Patrick Terry is winner of the Loveday Song Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Second Prize at the 2019 Handel Singing Competition, and is a Samling Artist. Beseeching readers to “remember his name,” the London Telegraph hailed his technique as “excellent” and “virtuosic,” while The Times has called his performance of Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina “stunning” and “absolutely fabulous.”
The countertenor began last season in the title role of Rinaldo in his début at Minnesota Opera and performed Brett Dean’s Elbphilharmonie Visions in concert with the Elbphilharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared as Rosenkrantz in Brett Dean’s Hamlet with the Bayerische Staatsoper and joined English National Opera as Akhnaten (cover). This season, Terry joins Opera North for their production of Masque of Might and joins the Metropolitan Opera roster for their production of El Niño. [read more...]
"... vocally thrilling..." – The Observer
In the Realms of Sorrow – “Patrick Terry gave a vocally thrilling, heart-rending and turbulent account of Il delirio amoroso."
“... captivating…” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rinaldo – “…our Rinaldo is a countertenor, Patrick Henry. A University of Minnesota grad who’s gone on to an international career, Terry proves a captivating protagonist with a powerful voice and an endearingly vulnerable stage persona."
"... effectively stole the show…” – The Guardian
In this Brief Moment – “Yet it was Darwin’s measured and poetic tone that created the requisite sense of awe, sung by soloists Jennifer France and Patrick Terry with moments of extreme beauty in the intertwining of their soaring lines. These two effectively stole the show, soprano France with her impeccable diction and laser precision, and countertenor Terry in Jocelyn’s zany cabaret sequence.”
"... excellent..." – The Times
Tamerlano – “Patrick Terry is excellent as the wavering Andronico.”
"... his finest moment yet..." – Seen and Heard International
Susanna– “the American countertenor Patrick Terry is a wonderful singer: his ‘On fair Euphrates’ verdant side’ was a masterclass in Handelian lyricism. He has already, as a Jette Parker member, essayed Arsace (Berenice), Artemis (Phaedra) and Serafino (The Intelligence Park); this may well be his finest moment yet. His voice is full and expressive; not to mention pliable. It is the variety of his vocal colour that impresses the most, perhaps.”