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"Mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez shows mastery of her voice and the stage."
—Puerto Rico Daily Sun

Puerto Rican mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez made her professional operatic debut in 2009 playing the role of Mercedes in George Bizet´s Carmen with Ópera de Puerto RicoEl Nuevo Día reviewed this performance stating that: “One must make notice of Patricia Vásquez as Mercedes”. 

The following year, in 2010 the Puerto Rico Daily Sun praised her performance as Flora in La Traviata with Ópera de Puerto Rico by writing that “Mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez shows mastery of her voice and the stage in one of her first major roles. Congratulations.”  Vásquez was also seen in 2010 in Noche Española, a zarzuela gala headlined by Antonio Barasorda with Pro-Arte Musical

During 2012 Vásquez performed in a Zarzuela Gala with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She sang Pergolesi's Stabat Mater directed by Rafael Enrique Irizarry with the San Juan Children's Choir. During Christmas of 2012 Ms. Vásquez played the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Teatro de la Ópera de Puerto Rico, a role she reprised the following Christmas in 2013.

Also in 2013, Ms. Vásquez performed Mozart’s Réquiem with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico. She played the role of Paloma in the zarzuela El Barberillo de Lavapiés with Fundación Puertorriqueña de Zarzuela y Opereta and was Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Ópera al Fresco de Puerto Rico

In 2014 Ms. Vásquez performed as both Simeona and Coral in a Zarzuela Gala with the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico conducted by Roselín Pabón; a performance of which El Nuevo Día wrote:  “The “fox trot” gypsy duet by Jorge Luis Martínez and Patricia Vásquez was as charming as rogue. The chemistry between Martínez and Vásquez was great and sparkling...”

On the same year Vásquez also sang Mozart's Requiem in Guatemala City with the Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala. Subsequently Vásquez returned to the island and had the privilege to conclude the 2013-2014 Season of the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico singing Mahler's Wayfarer Songs directed by Maximiano Valdés. El Nuevo Día reviewed her performance by emphasizing that: “Vásquez has a voice of beautiful dark tones, velvety in the low register and bright in the acute. The young mezzo has developed her vocal instrument well, as demonstrated in her interpretation of the cycle of Mahler. Vásquez knew how to communicate the changing moods of the wayfarer with excellent diction; between the desolation of love (When my sweetheart is married) and the joyful freshness of nature (I went this morning over the field), to the point of desperation (I have a gleaming knife) and the sad, but calm final resignation (The two blue eyes of my beloved).” 

During 2015, she was Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Ana María Martínez for Ópera de Puerto Rico (“Patricia Vásquez as Suzuki conquered the audience.” – El Nuevo Día) and Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte for Teatro de la Ópera de Puerto Rico. (“Vásquez has a beautiful, dark-hued voice, velvety in the lower register and brilliant in its higher range.” – El Nuevo Día) 

In 2016 Ms. Vásquez had the privilege to be part of the Sapphire Gala - 45th Anniversary of Ópera de Puerto Rico. Both El Nuevo Día and the San Juan Daily Star reviewed her performance. (”Mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez gave chair of sensuality incarnating an attractive Bizet's Carmen. The mastery of her body language, diction and phrasing based on the projection of her voice in the famous Habanera - El Nuevo Día 2016.) (“Mezzo-soprano Patricia Vásquez acquitted herself marvelously in the always popular "Habanera" from Carmen and as the gypsy Preziosilla in the spirited "Rataplan" from La Forza del Destino" - The San Juan Daily Star. 2016.) Also in 2016 Ms. Vásquez performed Emilia in Otello for Teatro de la Opera de Puerto Rico (“Vásquez had a powerful voice and a credible performance.” - El Nuevo Día)

The young mezzo-soprano obtained her Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Music from the University of Puerto Rico and holds a Master’s Degree in Voice from Brooklyn College campus of the City University of New York (CUNY), under the tutelage of Mignon Dunn, mezzo-soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, and internationally- known voice teacher. Ms. Vásquez finished her Professional Studies at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (CMPR). 

Ms. Vásquez currently resides alternating between San Juan and New York City.

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