18 June, 2021

Our Lady Of The Rosaries

Singer Patricia Rozario’s resounding success did not cut her from her roots

Our Lady Of The Rosaries
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There’s something profoundly haunting about the evocative deep accent of mezzo-sopranos. In Patricia Rozario, whose stellar rise since her first appearance on stage in an annual parent-organised talent contest in Santacruz, Mumbai, that brought her to perform with today’s world-leading composers on the best scenes in the world, you will find a sweet and endearing down-to-earth generosity. Her opera repertoire incl­udes many of the baroque masterpieces and the contemporary compositions. Her recordings of both ancient and avant-garde music have taken her to the top of her field in Britain, making her the muse of many renowned composers like Arvo Part and Sir John Tavener. And more recently, she bec­ame the second Indian after Zubin Mehta to receive a fellowship from the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. But when she meets you over a cup of coffee, taking a break from the frenzied rehear­sal session she has to put herself through, she’s all warm indul­gence and attention. When we ask her if opera is set to arrive in India, she sounds...

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