Hailed as a complete ‘singing-actress’ in master works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet to contemporary composer Michel Dusapin, Michele Patzakis has performed as a leading soprano on world renown stages such as the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Zurich Opera, New York City Opera, the Spoleto Festival Italy and USA, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
She has appeared as a concert soloist or in roles on the operatic stage under the direction of conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Michel Plasson, Philippe Herreweghe, Marcello Viotti, Marin Alsop and Dennis Russell Davies.
She equally loves the intimacy of art song and the recital stage as well as sharing familiar show tunes and American songbook favorites.
“Michele Patzakis’ Susanna is dark sounding and well supported. Her voice resonates with an energy that she channels not into vocal show but into the person of Susanna herself. Created is something tough knowing and resilient”.
THE NEW-YORK TIMES
“Michele Patzakis, in her house debut as Kathie, brought a full, lovely soprano voice, brimming with good health and a tomboy mix of sex appeal and good fellowship to her part”.
“Michele Patzakis created a sympathetic heroine as Pamina and displayed a powerful, vibrant soprano”.
THE WASHINGTON POST
“Michele Patzakis, as Michaela, has a luscious lyric soprano”
THE BOSTON HERALD
“Patzakis (Mimi) was particularly impressive, a beautiful young woman with a warm soprano, a good range and a tender expressiveness”.
THE SACRAMENTO BEE
“Michele Patzakis with her big, bright soprano and focuses tone, knocked our socks off in her interpretation of ‘Flower of the Mountain’ ”.
SOLETO USA – CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
“Soprano Michele Patzakis sang the leading role of Marjenka with dignity, pathos, control and a very beautiful voice”.
"Soprano Michele Patzakis combined a charming stage presence with an extraordinary vocal technique to produce an enchanting Pamina with Crystalline tones, flawless english diction and superb breath control”.
THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH