Patricia O’Callaghan’s fifteen-year career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions.
Her recording career spans six solo albums and many interesting visits along the way as a guest on other artists’ CDs. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, and she is considered a specialist, most significantly, in the music of Kurt Weill. Patricia has performed his Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins, and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera,Vancouver Opera, and others.
One of Patricia’s most unique talents is the ability blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts, and embody whatever style she is singing at any given moment.
She has sung with some of the world’s great ensembles and artists (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don Byron Quartet, Bryn Terfel), and has performed in venues that range from London’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Le Poisson Rouge.
Patricia also writes songs and has had the honor of premiering many new compositions from both the classical and pop worlds. She has worked with R. Murray Schafer, Dennis Lee, Christos Hatzis, George Aperghis, Steve Reich, and Steven Page.
As a Resident Artist at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company for six years, her responsibilities included conducting, teaching, mentoring, producing, curating, performing, and developing new work.
Her most recent albums are Deepest December, a Christmas album, and Matador: The Songs of Leonard Cohen.