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The mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon, who comes from Ireland and studied with Veronica Dunne in Dublin, was only 18 when she won second prize at the BBC’s Singer of the World Competition. She soon began working on a wide repertoire that ranges from Monteverdi and Baroque opera through bel canto and the Verdi and Wagner roles up to the present. Her engagements have taken her to the English National Opera and the Royal Opera House in London, as well as to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Los Angeles Opera, the Bavarian and Berlin Staatsoper companies, the Opéra national de Paris, and the Theater an der Wien. Most recently, in the summer of 2018, she sang Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the Glyndebourne Festival, which was conducted by William Christie. Such conductors as Ivor Bolton, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Sir Antonio Pappano, Christophe Rousset, and Esa-Pekka Salonen are among other partners with whom she has collaborated.