Patricia Kent has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the Wooster (OH) Symphony, the Duluth Superior Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She holds a DMA from the University of Minnesota, where she won the coveted Schussler Prize. She is an active performer in opera, chamber music, recitals and oratorio.
Ms. Kent performed the roles of Aminta in Il Ré Pastore, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Rosamunde in Dangerous Liaisons and Lady Billows in Albert Herring with the University of Minnesota Opera Theater. Patricia performed the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Minnesota Orchestra, and played the role of Madame Verlaine in The Illuminations at the Southern Theatre.
She has sung with the Minnesota Opera Chorus for over twenty years. Highlights include the role of Sister Raymond in Doubt and one of Casanova’s paramours in Casanova’s Homecoming.
Patricia is a featured artist on several recordings, including the Minnesota AIDS Quilt Songbook, “All in the Family,” a CD of songs of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn with pianist Robert Koopmann and a CD of French songs, la Vie Intérieure, with Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell. The duo performed the French songs, composed by Duparc, Poulenc and Debussy at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Kent serves on the music faculty of The College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University (CSB/SJU) and Macalester College.