Praised for his "beautiful”, “sweet-voiced" and “vibrant” tone, as well as his “superbly acted” portrayals, tenor, Patrick Kilbride, is enjoying a flourishing international career. He pursued his undergraduate studies in voice at Northwestern University, and his graduate studies in opera at the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Additionally, he was a fellow for three summers at the Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater Center, and a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He made his professional debut in the United States in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with the Boston Early Music Festival.
As a winner of the 24th International Concours de Chant in Clermont-Ferrand, France, he made his European debut in Handel’s Acis and Galatea in 2015-2016 with Théâtre Municipal Montluçon, Opéra Grand Avignon, Opéra Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand, Opéra de Rennes and Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, under the direction of Damien Guillon and Le Banquet Céleste. Patrick returned to France in Summer 2017 to make his debut with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence as a resident of the Académie, in Francesco Cavalli's Erismena, with Leonardo García Alarcón and Cappella Mediterranea. He joined the production’s 2017-2019 European tour, making his debut at the
Opéra Royal de Versailles, Théâtre Gérard Philipe Festival de Saint-Denis, and the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. Spring 2018 marked his debut in the United Kingdom in Handel's Theodora with the Aldeburgh Festival in the historic Snape Maltings Concert Hall as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, under the direction of Christian Curnyn and in collaboration with Sarah Connolly.
Patrick made his debut at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater with Opera Lafayette in 2017’s An Evening of Monteverdi, and returned with the company to the Kennedy Center as Giove in Niccolò Jommelli’s Cerere Placata, and as Secondo Giudice in Alessandro Stradella’s La Susanna, a partner collaboration with Heartbeat Opera, which has been signed to Opus3 Artists for future touring contracts. Upcoming performances include appearances with The Washington Bach Consort, the role of Shepherd in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Thomas Dunford and Jean Rondeau, and further performances of Erismena at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal.