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Beyond Wiki and to The Club
Diva Patricia Racette reinvents
by Shannon Christy
Soprano Patricia Racette has appeared in the most acclaimed opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Paris Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. Known as a great interpreter of Janacek and Puccini, she has gained particular notoriety for her portrayals of the title roles of Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Jenufa, Kátya Kabanová, and all three leading soprano roles in Il Trittico. A champion of new works, Ms. Racette has created roles in a number of world premieres. Among them are the role of Leslie Crosbie in Paul Moravec’s The Letter at the Santa Fe Opera, Roberta Alden in Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline at the Santa Fe Opera, (broadcast on PBS/Albany Records audio) and Love Simpson in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree at the Houston Grand Opera (released on Albany Records). With the release of Diva on Detour, her breakout first cabaret album, Patricia Racette officially adds the cabaret genre to her performance platform.
CHARPO: Describe what according to Wikipedia's Bio Page on you, made your voice more suited for Opera than Jazz?
Read also Shannon Christy's review of Diva on Detour.