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Before embarking on a career in music, Patrick completed a PhD. in cosmology at the University of Cambridge. He was a choral scholar of Clare College with whom he toured extensively worldwide and had the opportunity to work with many conductors of international repute. Upon graduation, Patrick won a place on the post-graduate programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Lynn Foundation and the John Thaw Foundation.

Since leaving the Guildhall, Patrick has developed a reputation for the difficult and high-lying bel canto roles of Rossini and Donizetti. In particular, he covered Lindoro, L'italiana in Algeri for Scottish Opera and sang Remendado, Carmen for them throughout Scotland. He has also sung Fenton to Bryn Terfel's Falstaff, performing as one of Grange Park Opera's Rising Stars, and on tour with Pimlico Opera. In addition he has been seen as Almaviva, Barber of Seville on tour in the UK and Ireland with Opera UK, and Don Ramiro, La Cenerentola for Tell Tale Opera which received much acclaim; he previously covered the same role for Scottish Opera Go Round and Scottish Opera on Tour. Furthermore he has sung Nemorino, L'elisir d'amore, covered the title role in Donizetti's dramatic historical opera Roberto Devereux for the Buxton Festival and sang Bertrando in Rossini's comic opera L'inganno felice. He is equally at home in other repertoire singing the Suitor in The Sofa (Elizabeth Maconchy) for Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells, a performance that is on general release from Chandos, and gained critical approval for his portrayal of Mr Triquet in Eugene Onegin with English Touring Opera. During the course of that tour he also sang Joseph in J Strauss II's lesser-known comedy Wiener Blut. Moreover he has sung Don José, Carmen in concert; Borsa, Rigoletto; and appeared on stage at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Opera North, Opera Holland Park and at the BBC Proms. Patrick is also no stranger to contemporary compositions having performed Chico Mendes in Martin Read's opera Rainforest and created the role of Macheath in Roundabout Basingstoke by the same composer.

Recent career highlights include singing in a gay version of Don Giovanni as Alan - a transposition of the Donna Anna role - in the nightclub Heaven in London and some immersive opera on behalf of Peroni Nastro Azzurro with Go Opera throughout the UK. Patrick also created the role of Leslie in the world premiere of Making Arrangements, Charlotte Bray; a chamber opera performed as part of the Tête-à-Tête Festival, 2012. Other recent roles included Ernesto, Don Pasquale and Ferrando, Così fan tutte with Pavilion Opera; Monostatos with Opera Minima and Camille de Rosillon, The Merry Widow and Vašek, The Bartered Bride with Kentish Opera.

Patrick is also in demand on the concert platform and has sung Carmina Burana with the CBSO at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Other performances to date include Acis and Galatea, Handel with Kentish Baroque; Pulcinella, Stravinsky; Messiah, Handel; Creation, Haydn; and Jepthe, Carissimi to name but a handful. He has made his debut at the Windsor festival singing the Nelson Mass, Haydn with the RPO and, as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, took part in a concert performance of King Arthur, Purcell at Snape Maltings.

Patrick was a former recipient of the John Scott Award from Scottish Opera and an Endowment Scholarship from Grange Park Opera and is currently studying with the distinguished baritone and pedagogue Neil Howlett. He recently joined the full-time chorus of the Royal Opera where he has already covered a number of small roles.

In addition to his performing career Patrick maintains a thriving and successful teaching practice from his home in Reading where he has pupils of a wide variety of ages and abilities. Outside singing Patrick enjoys cooking and is a keen and competitive runner and cyclist.

Last updated on April 02, 2018