Glimmerglass 2016Writing and Singing - Singing and Writing: August at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York found Patrice performing three of her songs from The Long View, A Portrait Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Song.  Pianist/coach Sahar Nouri shared the stage with Patrice, Glimmerglass Young Artists and Notorious RBG herself, who gave her 4th annual presentation on Opera And The Law for a sold-out house.  Filming for an upcoming CNN documentary included interviews and informal chat with members of the ensemble and RBG, and a really good time was had by all! (Photo by Carli Kadel)

Patrice is a featured composer on Cedille Record's new SPOTIFY Playlist Of The Month!  This month's theme is Chicago Composers, so Patrice will be heard singing "Anita's Story," her own composition on INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song.  The playlist includes a wide variety of new and newer music by a wonderful variety of Chicago composers.  Check it out here

Critical Acclaim

"Technically she wants for nothing and is especially impressive tossing off difficult trills and other ornaments. The voice itself is quite lovely, delightfully sweet and pure. Moreover, it's identifiable." (American Record Guide)



"Like the Romantic ideal of art, Patrice Michaels' voice is both natural and passionate" says Classical CD Digest. "A formidable interpretative talent" (The New Yorker), Ms. Michaels receives raves for her "poise, musicianship and impressive fioratura" (Los Angeles Times), "a voice that is light, rich and flexible" (Opera News), and "pinpoint-accurate...bravura" (Boston Globe).

Ms. Michaels has performed on stage, in concert and in recital since her debut with the Cleveland Opera. Operatic appearances include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Central City, Tacoma Opera, The Banff Centre, and Chicago Opera Theater. She has been guest soloist of the Shanghai, Czech National, St. Louis, Atlanta, Phoenix, and MinnesotaOrchestras, the Maryland Handel Festival, Kansas City and Virginia Symphonies, as well as New York's Concert Royal, Chicago's Music of the Baroque and the Maverick Festival. Recital appearances include guest artist with Chicago Chamber Musicians, the Schubert Club of Saint Paul, three seasons at the Festival of Contemporary Music in Havana, Cuba, tours of Central and South America with Trio Chicago and Friends, with pianist John Browning for Music at the Supreme Court and at Guanajuato's international Festival Cervantino.

Ms. Michaels can be heard on more than twenty five critically acclaimed recordings, including fourteen on Chicago's Cedille label, She is featured most recently there in INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song. A advocate for the music of contemporary composer Laurie Altman, she can be heard singing his compositions in On Course on Albany Records and in the recently-release Sonic Migrations recording on the Neos lable (Switzerland).

A Mozart specialist, Patrice Michaels tours a special concert released on the Cedille label, Divas of Mozart's Day. This dramatic concert with special guest Peter Van de Graaff was presented in Salzburg during the summer 2006 anniversary celebrations. Ms. Michaels is featured on the Amadis recording of the Requiem and on Music of the Baroque's Great Mass in C Minor. She makes Chicago her home, and serves as Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Chicago.

  • "A formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker ) with “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News ), Ms. Michaels sings the concert and operatic repertoire, and presents four marvelously unique and entertaining dramatic concerts. She is recorded on over two dozen critically acclaimed discs for Cedille, Albany and other labels. Patrice is in demand as a master clinician, and serves as Director of Vocal Studies at The University of Chicago. (full bio)

  • Patrice is composing a song cycle titled The Long View, which will premier at the Second Circuit Bench/Bar meeting in May as the semi-annual special featured event. The subject of the song cycle is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as depicted through the words of a variety of individuals who’ve known this incredible woman in varied ways throughout her eight decades. “Anita’s Story,” released as a single song on the INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song CD last year, is included in this musical tribute, which will be sung by Patrice at the premier, collaborating with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang.

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