Internationally acclaimed soprano Patricia Schuman continues to garner the highest critical acclaim for her work on the operatic stage, in recital and concert, and in her recent foray into musical theater.
Ms. Schuman has been engaged by the most distinguished opera houses throughout Europe and the United States, and she has collaborated with the finest conductors and directors in the industry. In Europe she has been seen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, La Scala, the Salzburg Festival, Aix-en-Provence, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Flemish Opera, Rome Opera, and major houses in Toulouse, Zurich, Bologna and Cologne. In the US she has performed on the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Seattle Opera and in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the renowned Opera Philadelphia and the Glimmerglass Festival, where she sang Carlotta O’Neill in the world premiere of A Blizzard at Marblehead Neck by Jeanine Tesori and the world premiere of the revised An American Tragedy by Tobias Picker. In the 2015-2016 season Ms. Schuman returns to Opera Philadelphia to perform in a newly commissioned work, Breaking the Waves, sings Bloody Mary in South Pacific, reprises The Duchess (Powder Her Face) for Odyssey Opera, and looks forward to a return to the Glimmerglass Festival in 2016 for her role debut as The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, and a joint recital with husband, David Pittsinger, titled “This is the life!”
Ms Schuman’s recordings include the title role in Florencia en el Amazonas by Albany Record made in conjunction with her debut with the Houston Grand Opera. Other recordings comprise the soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah (Entertainment One – formerly Koch), the Bertoni mass, Veni Creator (Erato) under the baton of Claudio Scimone, and Ruggiero in Rossini’s Tancredi with Marilyn Horne (Sony). She can be seen on video as Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) from the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) from Madrid Opera.