Versatile countertenor and Nashville, Tennessee native Patrick Dailey has earned such awards and honors from the NAACP ACT-SO, Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition, and the National Classical Singer Magazine University Vocal Competition.
On January 19, 2009, Mr. Dailey made his John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts debut in a featured duet with Aretha Franklin as the finale for the annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration.
Mr. Dailey made his operatic debut with Opera Saratoga as the first countertenor member of the company's Young Artist program. He is also the first countertenor admitted to Opera New Jersey's Emerging Artist Program. Operatic roles include Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nerone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Belize in Eötvös' Angels in America. He performs regularly with Opera Ebony, Cook, Dixon, and Young (formally of Three Mo' Tenors), and Harlem Opera Theater. He has been featured artist with such organizations as the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Soulful Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Dailey made his west coast operatic debut as Satirino in Cavalli's La Calisto with Pacific Opera Project of Los Angeles and sang the role of Endiminone in Queens Baroque Opera's La Calisto. He most recently debuted with Opera Memphis in their historic first baroque production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Additionally, he won first place in Opera Ebony's 2014 Benjamin Matthews Vocal Competition and performed the opening invocation for the 2015 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, GA at the invitation of Trumpet Foundation founder and CEO, Xernona Clayton. Growing in his reputation as a scholar, Mr. Dailey was invited to the Center for Black Music Research's first annual Black Vocality Symposium to give a performative presentation entitled The Anatomy of the Black Voice: Peculiarities, Challenges, and Regional Differences.
Recently, Mr. Dailey was young artist with the American Bach Soloists Festival, performing as alto soloist in Bach's Mass in B Minor and other Bach works. Later in the fall of 2015, he performed as a guest artist with Early Music City in the inaugural Nashville Early Music Festival. He was soloist at Nashville Symphony's 2015 Free Day of Music with INVERSION Vocal Ensemble and Diaspora Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Dailey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music-Vocal Performance from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and the Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University.
In addition to his performance schedule, he serves in the voice faculty of Tennessee State University in Nashville,TN and maintains a private voice studio.
Catherine Evangeline, or The Belle of Acadia Longfellow Chorus upcoming 2016
Spirit Dido & Aeneas Opera Memphis 2015
Belize Angels in America Boston Univ. Opera Institute 2015
Endimione La Calisto Queens College Baroque Opera excerpts 2014
Satirino La Calisto Pacific Opera Project 2014
Nerone L'incoronazione di Poppea Boston Univ. Baroque Ensemble excerpts 2013
Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lowell House Opera, Harvard 2013
Sorceress Dido & Aeneas Boston Univ. Opera Theatre 2013
Hawker/Echo The Mighty Casey Opera Saratoga 2012
Paggio Rigoletto Opera Saratoga 2012
Soloist, Hummon’s Frederick Douglas: American Prophet National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN 2016
Alto Soloist, Bach’s Mass in B Minor American Bach Soloist Choir and Orchestra 2015
Guest Artist, Cook, Dixon, and Young Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Wilming.,NC 2015
Soloist, Britten’s A Boy Was Born Opera Brittenica, Boston, MA 2013
Concert Tour of Latin America Harlem Opera Theater 2012
Alto Soloist, Mendelssohn’s Elijah Towson Chorale and Orchestra 2012
Alto Soloist, Beethoven’s Mass in C Germantown Concert Chorus, Phil.,PA 2011
Soloist, Labor Day Celebration Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 2011
Alto Soloist, Mozart’s Requiem Annapolis Chamber Ensemble 2010
Soloist, Opera Gala Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra 2010
Alto Soloist, Handel’s Messiah Friday Morning Music Club Chorale, Wash. DC 2010
Duet with Aretha Franklin, Let Freedom Ring Concert Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 2009
Soloist, Too Hot to Handel (Lecture performance) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2008
Soprano II/Alto Soloist, Bach’s Magnificat St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis, MD 2007
American Bach Soloist Academy 2015 MM in Vocal Performance Boston University 2012-14
Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program 2012 BA in Music, Vocal Performance, Dance Educ. minor Morgan State University 2006-12
Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop 2011
Bethesda Summer Music Festival 2010
1st Place, Opera Ebony Benjamin Matthew Vocal Comp 2014
2nd Place, NANBPWC Vocal Arts Competition 2012
Young Artist Scholar, Marian Anderson Historical Society 2012
1st Place Winner, Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition 2010
Finalist, Classical Singer Mag. University Competition 2010
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Martin Pearlman Jeffery Thomas David Kneuss Nathan Troup
Dance- Peter Fields, Iantha Tucker, Allyne Gartell, Kevin Vega, principle member of the MSU Modern Dance Company, Choral Conducting - Colin Lett, Theodore Thorpe, Ramon Demar Bryant, Dr. Lloyd Mallory, Acting - Persephone Felder-Fentress, Nathan Troup, Emily Ranii, Antonio Fava (commedia dell’arte) Stage management- Pamela Hobson (Porgy & Bess), Louise Toppin (Highway One, USA)
"Patrick Dailey, in a powerful and elegant countertenor voice"- Los Angeles Daily News
"Patrick Dailey’s countertenor floated with ease above sheets of sound emanating from the singers."- Boston Classical Review READ MORE