Countertenor Patrick Terry is winner of the Loveday Song Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Second Prize at the 2019 Handel Singing Competition, and is a Samling Artist. Beseeching readers to “remember his name,” the London Telegraph hailed him for his “excellent technique” and “virtuosic,” “sensitive artistry” while The Times has acclaimed his performance of Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina “stunning” and “absolutely fabulous.”
Mr. Terry joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the 2018-2019 season where he sang Arsace in Berenice and Artemis in Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra. Additionally, he traveled to Japan to appear in Le Promesse (Gala Concert by Young Opera Singers Tomorrow of the World) at the New National Theatre, Tokyo and returned to the Wigmore Hall for Heroes and Villains, appeared in Beyond Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hubert Parry at the London Song Festival, and sang Ruggiero in Alcina with La Nuova Musica and The Choice of Hercules with the London Handel Orchestra. Mr. Terry’s 2019-2020 season included singing Eustazio and covering the title role in Rinaldo with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Serafino in The Intelligence Park in a collaboration with Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House, Rosencrantz in Hamlet with Oper Köln, Joachim in Susanna with the Royal Opera House, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in his debut with The Grange Festival, and Farnace in Mitridate, rè di Ponto with Classical Opera. Future engagements include Ruggiero in Alcina with Opera North and Brett Dean’s Evolution Cantata with the Orchestre National de Lyon and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.