Patrick Alexander Keefe
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'I've never seen as youthful or charismatic a Schicchi as Patrick Keefe - clearly too young to be the father of Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada's Lauretta, but a voice to reckon with nonetheless. He's already a natural actor, and he dominated the stage when he appeared, relishing the ingenuity of his fraudulent ruse'
Opera Magazine - Hugh Canning. Gianni Schicchi, Royal Academy Opera, 2021.
'In the centre is Patrick Keefe's suave and vocally assured Schicchi, relishing every word, showing great comic timing and interacting with the audience to perfection'
Classical Source - Alexander Campbell. Gianni Schicchi, Royal Academy Opera, 2021.
'Patrick Keefe’s Schicchi necessarily took centre-stage once present, and figuratively once announced. His was a fine, detailed performance'
Opera Today - Mark Berry.
Gianni Schicchi, Royal Academy Opera, 2021.
'Parmenione not only usurps [Tenor] Alberto's role as bridegroom but effectively hijacks his place in the dramaturgy. BYO was lucky to find two leading men who were both filled their roles vividly and provided fine foils to each other. Patrick Alexander Keefe has already sung Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte for Royal Academy Opera and here he leveraged that sense of style with a comic edge for Parmenione. Very tall and slim with a striking stage presence, Keefe carried off his over-the-top outfit superbly and made it all into a vividly engaging chancer who very surprisingly falls in love. He was a good, physical comedian and there were a number of other bel canto roles that I imagined him in, but the way he lit up the stage without ever, quite, upstaging was a joy'
Planet Hugill - Robert Hugill. L'Occasione fa il ladro, British Youth Opera, 2021.