Patterson

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Brenda
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Instructor, Voice
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Mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson has been at the forefront of contemporary vocal music for over 15 years, recognized as much for her artistic bravery as for the beauty and warmth of her voice. A graduate of The Juilliard School (where she was the Winner of the Taranow Prize in Voice) and Barnard College, Brenda was at the Hamburg State Opera before continuing to La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera, where she was on the roster for seven seasons, and at Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Florida Grand Opera, among many others. Brenda has premiered over 30 vocal works, is an official vocal consultant to the composers-in-residence at Opera Philadelphia. She is also a co-founder and the Director of Music of Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville, VA.

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu