American bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi is a regular performer with the Metropolitan Opera. He recently sang Schaunard in La Bohème, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Haly in L’Italiana in Algeri, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro. Other engagements include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Houston Grand Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Minnesota Opera, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Michigan Opera Theatre, Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Theatre of St Louis, Pandolfe in Cendrillon with Central City Opera and Frank in Die Fledermaus with Seattle Opera. Additional credits in North America include engagements with the Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Tanglewood Festival.
A graduate of the Yale University School of Music, Patrick Carfizzi is the winner of seven prestigious awards, most recently the 2002 Richard Tucker Career Grant Award and the 2001 George London Award.