Brenda Patterson, mezzo-soprano

Brenda Patterson


Described by the New York Times as “a voice you want to hear and, even more, an artist you want to follow”, mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, among others. A Juilliard graduate, she was the 2004 Winner of the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Competition in New York. 

Also active in the realms of concert and chamber music, Ms. Patterson performed this May in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Handel & Haydn Society’s Cantatas in Context Bach Series, for which the New York Sun has praised her as “a treasure among musicians”. A champion of Su Lian Tan’s work, she was featured on a newly-released recording for the ARSIS label performing her chamber cycle, Jamaica’s Songs.  Ms. Patterson returns this fall to the Metropolitan Opera for her fourth season, and will be making her La Scala debut next spring in the role of Rosette in Manon.


Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753