From: Newburgh, New York. LA Opera: Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2023, debut).

In the 2022/23 season, American bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi marked the 23nd anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera debut by returning to the company as the Sacristan in Tosca and Swallow in Peter Grimes. Recent appearances include a return to Santa Fe Opera as both Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro and Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, returns to San Diego Opera and to Minnesota Opera to reprise his celebrated Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, and he sang Dr. Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore in a recording made with Seattle Opera.

Notable past operatic engagements include Cecil in Maria Stuarda (Metropolitan Opera),  Zeta in The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China (San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera and Houston Grand Opera), Music Master and Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos at Seattle Opera, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra (San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera), Belcore in L’elisir d’amore (Santa Fe Opera), Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola (Seattle Opera and Houston Grand Opera), Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (Austin Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Central City Opera, Opera Philadelphia and Canadian Opera Company), Taddeo and Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri (Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company), Papageno in The Magic Flute (Houston Grand Opera and Dallas Opera), and Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City). 

He made his European debut with Oper Köln as Leporello in Don Giovanni and reappeared with the company as Fra Melitone in La forza del destino. He made his role and company debut in the title role of Don Pasquale with the Hessisches Staatstheater, and later returned as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro.

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