Patrick Carfizzi

Patrick Carfizzi made his San Francisco Opera debut as Marquis d’Obigny (La Traviata) in 2001 and sang the role of Paolo Albiani later that season, a role that he returned to perform with the Company in 2008. The bass-baritone’s recent engagements include Swallow (Peter Grimes), the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro, and Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Houston Grand Opera; Bartolo with Seattle Opera; and Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Köln; Schaunard (La Bohème) with the Metropolitan Opera; and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) with the Dallas Opera. Career highlights include Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) with Seattle Opera; Brander (La Damnation de Faust), Schaunard, a Mandarin (Turandot), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Haly (L’Italiana in Algeri), and Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with the Met; Taddeo (L’Italiana in Algieri) with the Dallas Opera; Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore) with the Santa Fe Opera; Papageno and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) with Houston Grand Opera; Frank (Die Fledermaus) with Seattle Opera; and Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Canadian Opera Company. He is a past winner of the Richard Tucker Career Grant, the George London Award, the Sullivan Foundation Award, and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.