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Patrick Alexander Keefe - NOSPR

Patrick Alexander Keefe

photo by Anna McCarthy

He is a British-Irish baritone, and a current Harewood Artist of the English National Opera in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2022, and subsequently was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, where he won the John Christie Award for his work singing Carlotto and covering Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and with whom he appeared as Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro on Tour. In the 2023 season he has covered Sir Bryn Terfel as Gianni Schicchi with the RLPO and returned to Glyndebourne as guest cover Demetrius, as well as singing the Marchese in La Traviata for ENO and covering Ned Keene. Whilst at the Academy he won First Prize in the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award, and took second in the Pavarotti Prize. He maintains a busy choral and oratorio schedule alongside operatic singing, with recent highlights including the bass solos at the Vache Baroque Festival, bass solos in Bach's B Minor Mass at St. John's Smith Square, Christus (St. John Passion) for Shrewsbury Abbey and Zebul (Jeptha) at Oxford University Church. Patrick studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Oxford, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Master’s with distinction in composition at the latter. He remained at Oxford, teaching courses in continental polyphony and beginning extensive doctoral research spanning both 15th/16th-century music and music since 1970. Apart from singing, he is also a keen sportsman and enjoys cooking fresh pasta.


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