Patricia McAfee - Soprano
Patricia McAfee, a native of La Mesa, began her musical study as a cellist and attended San Diego State University as a performance major on that instrument. As a singer, she is familiar to San Diego audiences in her many roles with San Diego Opera and San Diego Gilbert & Sullivan Company, and appeared as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music with Starlight Theatre.
She has also sung roles with Arizona Opera, Opera Pacific, Portland Opera, Opera San Jose, Long Beach Opera and Pittsburgh Opera, and has appeared frequently with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. In 2003, she sang the title role in Richard Strauss’ Salome in a concert performance with the New York Opera Project, and covered that role, along with the title role in Puccini’s Turandot, for Des Moines Metro Opera in 2002.
She was a three-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and has been a winner in numerous competitions in Southern California and New York. She participated in both the Merola Opera Program for San Francisco Opera and Pittsburgh Opera’s Young Artist Program, and is a past recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.