Pattricia Stella Patiño, international lyric coloratura soprano,earned her fame early on at the young age of 15 performing Salsa, Soft Rock, &Traditional Latin Music in the large concert venues, stadiums and coliseums of Bogota (the Capital of South America), Argentina, Chile, Spain, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, & Puerto Rico. With the influence of her father, Guillermo Patiño-Valencia and his international operatic and concert career, Ms. Patiño revealed her great talent for the operatic stage singing superbly in theColoratura Soprano repertoire. Pattricia Stella Patiño continues her diverse skills in both genres (also in the USA) performing her operatic repertoire internationally in such roles as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah, and the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia with The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival. She also preformed Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with the same opera company. This very versatile Artistcontinues performing her Traditional Latino Music and Soft Rock concerts in New York City, New Jersey (featured on the Jazz festival on Cape May with "Ellas y Amigos") and throughout North America.
Ms. Patiño represented the Philadelphia Orchestra in one of its concert cycles with the Maestro Cristopher Eshenbach and Maestro Luis Biava singing lyrical music from Latin American composers.
Early career operatic roles include Despina in Mozart´s Cosi fan tutte, Amore in Gluck´s Orfeo ed Euridice, Sonia in Lehar´sThe Merry Widow, and Gianetta in Donizetti´s L´elisir d´amore. In 2002 the reviewers found her performing the Midinettes in Puccini´s Il tabarro with Opera North and Knabe in Mozart´s Die Zauberflöteat the Academy of Vocal Arts. Ms. Patiño recent performances included concerts in all South Jersey area; Gilda in Rigoletto Papagena in Magic Flute andFrasquita in Carmen with Opera Seabrook; concerts and master classes in Bogotá and Cali, Colombia.Pattricia Stella Patiño holds a BM and Artists degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Universidad del Valle in her hometown of Cali, Colombia.
In addition to his worldwide reputation as an opera star, Robert Mr. McFarland has also conducted and directed 41 operatic productions internationally since 1986. During the 2012-2013 performance Season, reviewers found the international Baritone in Concert for the Temple, Texas Symphony fundraiser night (December, 2012); He performed the title role in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with maestro Steven Harter and the Colorado Springs Oratorio Symphony (April, 2013); and most recently as the Artistic Director, Robert McFarland Directed & performed the Title role in Opera Seabrook’s Rigoletto - October 30, 2013.