Patrick Bessenbacher



Most recently, Patrick was a Baumgartner studio artist with The Florentine Opera where he performed the roles of Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette and Ferrando in Così fan tutte: He also covered and stepped on for the final dress rehearsal and both weekend performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia as Count Almaviva, singing “beautifully … with poise, precision, great facility and finesse, and a sterling tenor sound … giving a performance that never crossed the footlights as a last-minute casting change” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Formerly a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Patrick was a cover and stepped in on four performances as Remendado in Carmen. Patrick has also gained valuable experience at Seagle Music Festival as well as Marlboro Music Festival, where he uncovered his affinity for vocal chamber music. Having recently signed on with Robert Mirshak and Mirshak Artists Management, Patrick is excited to see what the future has in store. Patrick attended The Juilliard School to study with William Burden and gain more invaluable performance experience, including Acis in Acis and Galatea, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, and Fenton in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, among others. When he’s not working, Patrick enjoys spending time with friends and family. He is always looking for an excuse to go back to Colorado and ski. He loves cooking, sports, running, picking the guitar, and telling or listening to a good story. 

Letter From Patrick

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