Described by the Guardian as “especially impressive,” Patricia Auchterlonie is a young Canadian soprano living and working in London. She is a passionate performer of new, experimental and unheard music, equally at home in opera and chamber music. She is interested in innovative uses for the voice, experimental performance practice and cross-arts collaboration as well as more traditional forms of music-making.
Her 2018/19 season has included work with Music Theatre Wales, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Illuminate Women's Music and the premiere of a new work by Nicholas Korth with Orpheus Sinfonia. She has also created new role in a work by Rasmus Zwicki at Tête à Tête and performed as The Writer in Alastair White's techno fashion opera WEAR at the Bridewell Theatre.
In 2017 Patricia performed in the London Symphony Orchestra’s award-winning festival This is Rattle (LSO) presenting Harrison Birtwistle’s 9 Settings of Celan with Richard Baker conducting. She has also performed with An Assembly on BBC Radio Three, London Contemporary Music Festival, Borough New Music, the Ubu Ensemble, Filthy Lucre, and recorded with ShevaCollection for Naxos. She has sung in the Wigmore Hall, at St John Smith's Square, City University, The Barbican Centre and The Royal Scottish Overseas League. She also regularly works in non-traditional performing spaces including Colourspace, the Courtauld Gallery, The Drawing Room and APT Deptford.
Operatic roles include Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot by Maxwell Davies, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and Angéle in Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich photographieren. New stage works include a collaborative project, Anthems for Queer Youth, created with Robert Reid Allan, Gareth Mattey and performance collective Savage Parade. Anthems has been nominated for a Scottish New Music Award in 2019.
She was the 2017/18 Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban and holds a master’s degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is co-artistic director of 2021 Concerts and one half of experimental flute-voice duo, teethe.
Patricia is grateful to the Carne Trust, the Richard Stapley Trust and private donors for their support of her studies and development as a performer.