Patricia Westley


New Zealand-American soprano Patricia Westley recently made her debut at Teatro la Fenice as First Niece in the company’s premiere production of Peter Grimes and Amarillo Opera as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. This season she made her Charlotte Symphony debut as Soprano I Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and this spring she will make a return to the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra as a soloist in Carmina Burana. In 2023, she will make her debut at Bühnen Bern singing Pamina in Die Zauberflöte as a new member of their ensemble.

As a Benenson Young Artist with Palm Beach Opera, Ms. Westley was featured as Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte. During her tenure at the prestigious Merola Opera Program, she was seen as Selena in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s If I Were You and Elisa in Mozart’s Il re pastore.

Ms. Westley is a Grant Winner from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a New York district winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, and has also received multiple awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, the East Bay Opera League, and Franco-American Vocal Academy. She was awarded the esteemed Opera Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma, and career grants from both the University of Oklahoma and Carnegie Mellon University.

Ms. Westley will perform with The Orchestra Now on April 1 & 2, 2023.

Bio: March 2023