"The excellent American tenor Patrick Kilbride, laureate of the 24th International Competition of singing of Clermont, possessed the natural charisma and well-proportioned authority of a character more complex than it seems. Bringing a luminous medium of expression and a fine grain with authentically baroque accents, he expressed the role with intelligence through depth and wisdom. 'Stay, shepherd, stay!' is fed with the distinction of an experienced actor distinguished and true."
Roland Duclos, FORUM OPERA
Acis and Galatea: Opéra Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand Centre-Lyrique
Praised for his “beautiful,” “sweet-voiced” tone and “superbly acted” portrayals, American tenor Patrick Kilbride enjoys an international career. He has performed extensively in France following his win at the 24th
International Concours de Chant in Clermont-Ferrand, which led to debuts with the Opéra de Rennes, Opéra Théâtre Clermont-Ferrand, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Opéra Grand Avignon, Opéra Royal de Versailles and Théâtre Gérard Philipe Saint-Denis. Other European engagements have included productions with the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Handel's Theodora in Snape Maltings Concert Hall as part of the Britten-Pears Aldeburgh Festival and appearances with the Innsbruck Festwochen der Alten Musik. In the United States, Patrick enjoys collaborations on major stages with Opera Lafayette, Boston Early Music Festival, Annapolis Opera, and concert organizations across the country. Specializing in Baroque and Classical period music, he collaborates with some of world's foremost conductors of the repertoire, including Leonardo García Alarcón, Christian Curnyn, Jane Glover, Damien Guillon, Paul O'Dette, Raphaël Pichon, Christophe Rousset, Robert Spano and Stephen Stubbs. Future engagements include his debut with Opéra National du Rhin in a new production of L'Incoronazione di Poppea, appearances with the Fort Worth Symphony, and in productions of Rameau’s Io and De la Garde’s Léandre et Héro with Opera Lafayette at the Kennedy Center and El Museo del Barrio in New York City. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Maryland Opera Studio, with fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, and L’Académie du Festival Aix-en-Provence.
"A standout performance came from tenor Patrick Kilbride, who brought spot-on intonation and a sweet tone to the title role."
Charles T. Downey, THE WASHINGTON POST (Albert Herring)