Described by the Washington Post as “imposing and promising,” tenor Patrick Cook is earning praise for his performances across the country in venues including The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Recent operatic roles include Don Jose, Bacchus, Luigi, Idomeneo and Don Ottavio with companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Cook appears regularly as a recitalist, chamber musician and concert soloist performing with the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Chorus and the D.C. Wagner Society. Cook debuted at Carnegie Hall in Scenes from Dog Days by David T. Little as part of Osvaldo Golijov and Dawn Upshaw’s Composing Song Workshop. In 2011, Cook performed for President Obama’s Town Hall meeting in College Park, Md. He is a 2011 and 2010 D.C. District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He can be heard on the American Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots as Bois-Rosé and Premiere Moine. A past participant of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio and a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, Cook holds advanced degrees from the University of Maryland, Bard Conservatory and The Juilliard School. Cook sings in the Washington National Opera Chorus and serves on the faculty of Northern Virginia Community College.

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