Bass Patrick Guetti, recipient of the ASF Birgit Nilsson Award (2014), presents an afternoon of music by W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi,
and Richard Strauss, in addition to a variety of festive holiday classics. The concert includes a traditional Saint Lucia procession.
About the ASF Birgit Nilsson Award
The ASF Birgit Nilsson Award was established in 1988 on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of New Sweden, the first Swedish settlement in the U.S.
It was endowed through the proceeds of a gala concert in April 1988, honoring Ms. Nilsson, the legendary Swedish soprano. Previous recipients of the award include Sydney Mancasola, Christine Goerke, Earle Patriarco, Alan Held, and Ben Heppner
About Patrick Guetti
A New Jersey native, Patrick Guetti received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Catholic University of America. Guetti received the ASF Birgit Nilsson Award at the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
He has appeared at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) as Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera; the title role of Don Quixote; Prince Gremin and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin; Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande; and Crespel and Wilhelm in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He has also sung José Tripaldi in Osvaldo Golivjov’s Ainadamar with Opera Philadelphia; the Commendatore in Don Giovanni in Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with the Bel Cantanti Opera Summer Festival and with The Catholic University of America.
During the summers of 2013 and 2014 he was an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera. In the fall of 2014, he made his company debut with The Dallas Opera as Fifth Jew in Francesca Zambello’s production of Salome, with Deborah Voight singing the title role. The 2014-15 season will see Guetti cover roles in Tosca and The Passenger at Lyric Opera of Chicago before joining the Ryan Opera Center program in April 2015.
SUN – 12-14-2014 – 4:00 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)