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Born Kirkintilloch.

Scottish mezzo-soprano.

Patricia Purcell joined Sadler's Wells in 1961, and appeared in a number of productions including The Love for Three Oranges, The Gypsy Baron, Our Man in Havana (Malcolm Williamson) and Monteverdi's Orfeo. After a period of study at the London Opera Centre, she joined Covent Garden, working in the chorus, singing small roles and covering larger ones. She returned to sing several of those roles in Scotland.

Roles in Scotland

Erda goddess of earth and wisdom
Rheingold 1967
Rheingold 1971
Waltraute a Valkyrie, Brünnhilde's sister
Götterdämmerung 1968
Waltraute a Valkyrie
Valkyrie 1971
Valkyrie 1972
Erda mother of the Norns and Valkyries
Siegfried 1971
Venere Venus, goddess of love
Ballo delle ingrate 1971
Mrs Herring the greengrocer, Albert's mother
Albert Herring 1971
Fricka Wotan's estranged wife
Valkyrie 1972
Emilia Iago's wife and Desdemona's companion
Otello 1972
Hecuba Queen of Troy, wife of Priam (Hécube)
Trojans 1972
Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons
Midsummer Night's Dream 1972

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