Patricia Racette is an American operatic soprano possessing a strong, shining lyric soprano voice with a considerable amount of dramatic intensity.
She has particularly excelled in the operas of Puccini and Verdi and in 1998 was the winner of the Richard Tucker Award.
Since 1998, she has been a regular presence at many of the world's major opera houses including a long term partnership with the San Francisco Opera, where she has been a regular performer since 1989.
She has also performed annually with the Metropolitan Opera since 1995.
Patricia Racette has also been a regular on the concert stage and has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Among her best roles are Violetta in "La Traviata," Blanche de la Force and Madame Lidoine in "Dialogues of the Carmelites," both Mimì and Musetta in "La Bohème, the title role in "Jenufa," Cio-Cio San in "Madama Butterfly" Alice Ford in "Falstaff," Liu in "Turandot," Desdemona in "Otello," and Katya in "Katya Kabanová".
Here pictured is Patricia Racette in Puccini's Suor Angelica.