Patricia Green

Associate Professor
Office: TC 419
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82043

Acclaimed for “singing with a poignancy and molten resonance” (Washington Post) and her "richly expressive voice"(American Record Guide), mezzo-soprano Patricia Green has been presented in Ligeti’s Requiem at the Concertgebouw, in recital at Glazunov Hall in St Petersburg, Russia, a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and more than 15 chamber music concerts at the Kennedy Centre. As soloist with l’Orchestre de Radio-France, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, the National Symphony in Washington, the Northern Israel Symphony in Haifa, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in Winnipeg, Opera Parallèle in San Francisco, Washington Bach Consort, Vancouver New Music, the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum series, the Paranjoti Choir of Mumbai, New Music Concerts Toronto, Aventa Ensemble in Victoria, Soundstreams Canada, and Bethlehem Bach Society, Green has worked with world renowned conductors Leonard Slatkin, Nicole Paiement, Peter Eotvos, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pascal Rophé, Sir David Willcocks, Heinz Holliger and Pierre Boulez.

Known for remarkable versatility and exceptional musicianship, she has sung operatic roles of Marie, Adalgisa, Dido, Ruggiero, La Principessa, and Roméo. She has sung Mahler song cycles with orchestras across the US. Green has created over 30 world premieres and worked with acclaimed composers such as Pierre Boulez, R. Murray Schafer, György Ligeti, Lasse Thoresen, Lori Laitman, Hilary Tann, Alice Ho, Shulamit Ran, George Walker, Emily Doolittle and Laura Schwendinger. She has three solo recordings on the award-winning Blue Griffin label and 9 other recordings on Albany Records, Newport Classics, and Naxos.

An Associate Professor of Voice, Ms Green leads the research of her DMA students and was head of the Voice Area for more than nine years. In demand as a judge/clinician, she has adjudicated the Eckhardt-Gramatté competition, Canadian Music competition, and provincial Music Festivals. A passionate educator, Ms Green has taught masterclasses across China, in Italy, the U.S. and Canada. She teaches at the summer opera program, La Musica Lirica, in Novafeltria, Italy and in 2019, created the first International Institute for Voice and Piano in Xuzhou, China.

Ms Green’s students have been named as Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Hot Classical Musicians, sung roles at the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Soundstreams, Elora Festival and Voicebox. They have won First Prize and Audience Choice Award of the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company, the Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera Regionals, the Maritsa Brooks Concerto Competition, the LCO Young Artist competition and they are winners in NATS competitions. They have sung roles at international programs on scholarship at La Musica Lirica, Berlin Opera Academy, the Stean’s Music Institute at Ravinia, the Franz Schubert Institute, Banff Centre for Arts, Opera Nuova, Halifax Summer Opera, St. Andrew’s by the Sea, and Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.

Financial fellowships won by students include the Classical Voice Grant from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation Award, a Western USRI and SSHRC Endowment award as well as a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship- Master’s award.

Links to research documents of Patricia Green’s DMA students

Dr. Jennifer Cyr
Creative Collaborations: The Songs/Poems of Canadian Artists Leslie Uyeda and Lorna Crozier

Dr. Laura Duffy
James Rolfe's Vocal Chamber Music: A Performance Analysis and Interpretation

Dr. Mei Lee
Forward and Up: An Exploration of Implementations of the Alexander Technique in Post-Secondary Music Institutions

Research Interests/Specializations

Opera, French art song, French Lyric Diction, Russian romances, Vocal music of
Canadian composers, Vocal Music of living composers, Vocal chamber music