Patrick Terry

Countertenor

Patrick Terry
REVIEWS

The Boy: Written On Skin / Melos Sinfonia

“...a sensuous portrayal that combined subtlety and urgency, matched by singing of gorgeous potency – the quality of his top voice is very impressive.“

Classical Source

 

“Patrick Terry, in the less flesh-and-blood role of the Boy, floated seductively ethereal lines…”

Opera

 

“Patrick Terry’s plangently sung Boy..”

The Times

 

The Refugee: Flight / Royal Academy Opera

”In the casting of countertenor and stratospheric soprano, Dove nods at Oberon and Tytania in Britten’s Dream, another relationship in crisis. In a superb all-round cast, Patrick Terry‘s Refugee and Ilona Revolskaya‘s Controller still stood out – possibly down to the high-wire acrobatics of the vocal writing. Terry’s countertenor is smooth and tender, especially when he learns that his brother has died – “a frozen man falling like a frozen star” – in his attempt for freedom.“

Bachtrack

 

“Patrick Terry sang with innocent sweetness and simplicyt….”

Opera

 

“…the countertenor Patrick Terry excelled…”

The Times

 

Ruggiero: Alcina / Royal Academy Opera

“Patrick Terry’s unusually crisp and liquid tone at a high pitch, even for a countertenor, made for an impressive realisation of Ruggiero, in the throes of infatuated pleasure on Alcina’s island. He is surely a singer to watch in other roles written for the great castratos such as Senesino, Carestini and Farinelli.”

Classical Source  

 

“…Patrick Terry, whose consistent beauty of tone and heroic demeanour suggested the heir to David Daniels.”

Opera

 

Teseo / London Handel Festival

“Patrick Terry’s Teseo combined both purity and strength of tone without strain…”

Classical Source

 

“Terry’s countertenor possessed all of the formal attributes required to generate a strong sound, but it went beyond producing merely that to achieve what can only be described as a dreamy perfection.”

Music OMH

 

Kathleen Ferrier Awards / Wigmore Hall

“Terry’s performance of L’enamourée by Reynaldo Hahn was one of the highlights of the evening: there was a real sense of rapture as Théodore de Banville’s poetry flowered from sparse gentleness to rich delight. The exquisitely smooth phrases enticed the listener; the lines were nimbly flexible but contoured with total control.”

Opera Today



AUDIO / VIDEO
Patrick Terry sings Dove: Flight - Dawn. Still darkness