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Patricia Bardon

Mezzo-soprano

  • Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon is in demand for repertoire ranging from the Baroque through to Rossini and Wagner and her distinguished career has led to collaborations with conductors, orchestras and opera houses of the highest calibre. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms, her role debut as Kabanicha Káťa Kabanová for Scottish Opera, and a return to Glyndebourne for Jezibaba Rusalka.

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  • Recent highlights include Ulrica Un ballo in maschera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and for Opera North, a return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera for Cornelia Giulio Cesare, the title role Agrippina at the Theater an der Wien, Arsace Partenope for English National Opera, and Principessa Suor Angelica for Opera North. On the concert platform, recent highlights include Zenobia Radamisto with the Orchester Wiener Akademie, Angel Dream of Gerontius with Simone Young at the Royal Festival Hall, Mahler Symphony No.2 with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, Mahler Symphony No.8 with the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski, and Erda Das Rheingold with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons.


    An acclaimed Baroque and bel canto singer, career highlights include the title role Giulio Cesare at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, title role Orlando at the Opéra National de Paris (CD/Erato), Cornelia Giulio Cesare at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Metropolitan Opera, Rosmira Partenope for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Theater an der Wien and ENO (earning her a Olivier nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Opera), Andronico Tamerlano for Los Angeles Opera, Washington, Amsterdam and Madrid, Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for Dutch National Opera, Maggio Musicale Florence and at the Berlin Staatsoper, and Amastras Xerxes for the Semperoper Dresden and Bayerische Staatsoper (DVD Opus Arte). Bel canto highlights include Tancredi and Arsace Semiramide for La Fenice, Calbo Il Maometto Secondo for Santa Fe Opera, Smeaton Anna Bolena for San Francisco Opera, title role La Cenerentola at La Monnaie, and Malcolm La donna del Lago for the Edinburgh International Festival (CD/Opera Rara). Appearing regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, most recent roles here include Lady Penelope Gloriana, Edwige Guillaume Tell and Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress (the latter earning her an Olivier nomination).


    Having studied in Dublin with Dr Veronica Dunne, Bardon’s career embraces an impressive diversity of roles: Erda in the Grammy-award-winning production of Der Ring des Nibelungen at The Metropolitan Opera (DVD/Deutsche Grammophon), La Nourrice Ariane et Barbe Bleu for Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (DVD/Opus Arte), her highly-acclaimed interpretation of Azucena Il trovatore at Welsh National Opera, the title role in Saariaho's Adriana Mater for Opera national de Paris, the title role in the staged world premiere of John Adams The Gospel according to the other Mary at ENO, Carmen in Los Angeles, conducted by Placido Domingo - a role she has recorded for Chandos - and her Laurence Olivier Nomination for Maurya Riders to the Sea at ENO are all testament to an exceptional artistic versatility.

    2018-19 season. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Opera repertoire

Adams, J.
Title role The Gospel According to the Other Mary


Berg
Geschwitz Lulu


Berlioz
Didon Les Troyens


Britten
Lady Penelope Gloriana
Auntie Peter Grimes


Cilea
Principessa Adriana Lecouvreur 


Debussy
Genevieve Pelléas et Melisande 


Dukas
La Nourrice Ariane et Barbe Bleu 


Dvorak
Jezibaba Rusalka


Gluck
Title role Orfeo 


Handel
Cornelia Giulio Cesare
Title role Agrippina
Zenobia Radamisto
Juno Semele
Irene Theodora


Janáček
Kabanicha Káťa Kabanová


Monteverdi
Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea
Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
La Messaggera/La Speranza Orfeo


Poulenc
Mère Marie de l'Incarnation Dialogues des Carmélites


Purcell
Sorceress Dido and Aeneas


Puccini
Suzuki Madama Butterfly 
La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica 


Rossini
Title role Tancredi
Edwige Guillaume Tell


Saariaho, Kaija
Title role Adriana Mater


Strauss, R.
Clarion Capriccio
Klytemnestra Elektra
Herodias Salome


Strauss, J.
Orlovsky Die Fledermaus 


Stravinsky
Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress


Tippett
Helen King Priam 


Vaughan Williams
Maura The Riders to the Sea


Verdi
Azucena Il trovatore
Ulrica Un ballo in maschera


Wagner
Erda / Fricka Der Ring des Nibelungen
Waltraute Götterdämmerung

Concert repertoire

Bach
St Matthew Passion
St John Passion
Christmas Oratorio
B Minor Mass 


Beethoven
Symphony No.9
Misse Solemnis


Berlioz
Romeo et Juliette
Les nuits d'Étés


Brahms
Alto Rhapsody


Britten
Spring Symphony


Durufle
Requiem


Dvořák
Stabat Mater


Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius
The Apostles
The Music Makers


Handel
Messiah
Storge Jeptha
Irene Theodora
Resurection 


Janáček
Glagolitic Mass


Mahler
Symphony No.2
Symphony No.3
Symphony No.8
Ruckert Lieder
Kindertotenlieder
Das Lied von der Erde


Mendelssohn
Die Walpurgesnacht
Elijah


Mozart
Requiem


Pergolesi
Stabat Mater


Prokofiev
Alexander Nevsky


Respighi
Il Tramonto


Rossini
Stabat Mater
Petit Messe 


Saariaho
Adriana Mater Suite


Shoenberg
Gurrelieder


Tippett
Child of our Time 


Verdi
Requiem 


Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder 

Patricia Bardon, as Mary, had to hold everyone on stage…in a magnetic, almost erotic thrall, and succeeded; her mezzo was rich, ripe and authoritative

Opera Magazine

She exuded sheer involvement in the part of Mary Magdalene, taking control of the stage in presence while being vocally impeccable.

Seen & Heard International

Patricia Bardon was utterly melting as Zenobia.

The New York Times

Intermusica represents Patricia Bardon worldwide

Julia Maynard
Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.co.uk

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Assistant to Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9945
pscammell@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles