Countertenor Patrick Terry is winner of the Loveday Song Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Second Prize at the 2019 Handel Singing Competition, and is a Samling Artist. Beseeching readers to “remember his name,” the London Telegraph hailed him for his “excellent technique” and “virtuosic,” “sensitive artistry” while The Times has acclaimed his performance of Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina “stunning” and “absolutely fabulous.”
Mr. Terry joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the 2018-2019 season where he sang Arsace in Berenice and Artemis in Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra. Additionally, he traveled to Japan to appear in Le Promesse (Gala Concert by Young Opera Singers Tomorrow of the World) at the New National Theatre, Tokyo and returned to the Wigmore Hall for Heroes and Villains, appeared in Beyond Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hubert Parry at the London Song Festival, and sang Ruggiero in Alcina with La Nuova Musica and The Choice of Hercules with the London Handel Orchestra.
The 2021-2022 season includes Ruggiero in Alcina with Opera North (UK) and Brett Dean’s Evolution Cantata with the Orchestre National de Lyon and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Recent engagements have included singing Eustazio and covering the title role in Rinaldo with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Serafino in The Intelligence Park in a collaboration with Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House, Rosencrantz in Hamlet with Oper Köln, Joachim in Susanna with the Royal Opera House, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in his debut with The Grange Festival, and Farnace in Mitridate, rè di Ponto with Classical Opera (canceled due to COVID-19).
Also on the operatic stage, Mr. Terry has been featured as The Boy / Angel 1 in Written on Skin with the Melos Sinfonia, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Chicago Summer Opera, Rosencrantz in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Glyndebourne On Tour, and the title role in Teseo with La Nuova Musica at the 2018 London Handel Festival. On the concert stage, he has appeared at Wigmore Hall with Imogen Cooper, and performed as alto soloist in works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, and the Bach G Minor Mass, as well as several cantatas.
Selected for the 2018 Leeds Lieder Young Artists Festival, further competition success has included Second Prize at the London Handel Festival Singing Competition, the Loveday Song Prize with the Kathleen Ferrier Prize, Second Prize at the 2015 Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Competition, winning the 2014 Maureen Lehane Vocal Award, and being awarded the 2017 Richard Lewis / Jean Shanks Award.
Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Mr. Terry earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he studied with Adriana Zabala and graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music in 2018 where he studied with Caitlin Hulcup and Michael Chance on the Opera Course with generous support from the Josephine Baker Trust and the John J. Adams Scholarship. While at the Royal Academy, he performed the roles of The Refugee in Flight and Ruggiero in Alcina.