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 / La Nuova Musica

“Patrick Terry brought ardour and expressiveness to Ruggiero. Alcina’s latest prey without sounding cloying or self-satisfied – indeed his legato was as clearly-focussed in the ravishing “Verdi prati” as it was controlled but heroic in the triumphant “Stal nell’Ircana.”

Classical Source

 

“As Ruggiero, Patrick Terry’s countertenor was sublime, with the consistency it showed in feeling truly dreamy from start to finish being remarkable. As a result, his sound seemed to flow naturally through even the most technically demanding parts of his arias.”

Music OMH

 

“Particularly impressive was countertenor Patrick Terry who conveyed both Ruggierio’s initial boyish need for reasurance and affection, and his subsequent self-knowledge when he comes to appreciate the emptiness of his earlier happiness…I admired Terry’s singing when I first heard him perform in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards Final in 2017 (when he won the Song Prize), and the fullness of his tone and smoothness of line that I noted on that occasion have grown even more beguiling. ‘Verdi prati’ was the emotional heart of this performance, in which Ruggiero’s regret was enhanced by leader Anaïs Chen’s exquisite violin solo, but Terry was just as stirring in ‘Sta nell’Ircana’ – to which the natural horns of Anneke Scott and Joseph walters offered a vibrant, colourful complement – phrasing the exuberant runs stylishily and powering sonorously to the final cadence.”

Opera Today

 

“Patrick Terry as Ruggiero is at his exquisite best in the lilting Verdi prati.”

The Stage

 

“…Patrick Terry’s heart-stopping accounts of the sublime love songs for Alcina’s besotted swain, Ruggiero…”

The Sunday Times

 

“…his excellent technique saw him sail through the virtuosic Sta nell’Ircana and his sensitive artistry was evident in the lyrical Verdi prati. Remember his name.”

The Telegraph

 

“…the stars aligned when the stunnng young counter Patrick Terry dispatched Ruggiero’s sublime numbers, Mi lusinga il dolce affetto and Verdi prati, where time seemed to stop as the herby strings supported Terry’s cream and gold tones. In two words? Absolutely fabulous.”

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