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Patricia Racette (Devon Cass)

Patricia Racette

Patricia Racette (Manon Lescaut) last appeared with WNO in the title role in Tosca (2011). She has also been seen at WNO in Iphigénie en Tauride (2011), Peter Grimes (2009), and Jenufa (2007). Appearing regularly in all the great opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, she has earned critical acclaim for her performances of the title roles in Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Jen?fa and Kátya Kabanová, all three lead soprano roles in Il trittico, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Nedda in Pagliacci, Marguerite in Faust, and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes. Her recent performance of Madama Butterfly was one of the most successful broadcasts in the history of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HDseries and was subsequently released on DVD.  A supporter of new works, she has created the roles in several world premieres, including Leslie Crosbie in Paul Moravec’s The Letter at 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 Santa Fe Opera, and Love Simpson in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree at Houston Grand Opera.

Video and Audio

Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride

Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride May 6-28, 2011 Kennedy Center Opera House Starring Patricia Racette, Plácido Domingo, Shawn Mathey, and Simone Alberghini.

Sitting Down with Patricia Racette

Patricia Racette, star of Iphigénie en Tauride, has been hailed for her musicality and dramatic portrayals of opera's greatest heroines. In this video feature she discusses who the priestess Iphigénie is, what makes WNO's production great