Wingate University, NC 10/7/2016
The Music House, Greenville, NC 10/9/2016
Operetta specialists Jessie Wright Martin and Patrick Howle will take you through an exciting evening of Operetta spanning the mid 19th century through early 20th century from America to England, France, Vienna, Hungary including an overview of the history of the genre. John B. O'Brien will accompany the duo on the piano.
A versatile artist, Patrick Howle has made successful appearances in opera, operetta, musical theater and solo recital performances. In January of 2013, Mr Howle made his Carnegie Hall recital debut with pianist Reena Berger Natenberg. Recently, he was seen as Silvio in Pagliacci with Heartland Opera, Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard with Mobile Opera and as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Greenville Light Opera Works. He spent five summer season with Light Opera of Oklahoma where he performed in varying roles, including Freddy in My Fair Lady, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Giuseppe in The Gondoliers. Mr. Howle sang in over thirty productions with The Ohio Light Opera where he created the roles of "Marat" in the world premier of Robert Ward's A Friend of Napoleon and "Wickham” in a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Howle was a finalist in the Jessie Kneisel lieder competition, a winner of the Orpheus National Vocal Competition, and has sung for renowned soprano Reneé Fleming in master class. His many recordings with the Ohio Light Opera can be heard on both the Albany and Operetta Archives labels. His latest CD release is a collection of songs by Francis Poulenc, in collaboration with pianist, Reena Berger Natenberg. He is currently on the voice faculty at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS.
Patrick Howle, baritone