Born in Congo - however a French citizen - Patrick Kabongo spent most of his time in recent years in Italy in order to bring his voice to perfection for the Belcanto-repertory. This enabled him to perform roles such as Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Bertrandó (L’inganno felice), Comte Ory (Le Comte Ory) and Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) – all by Rossini as well as Ernesto (Don Pasquale).
In summer of this year his rendition of Ermanno in L’equivoco stravagante was highly acclaimed at the Rossini-Festival in Bad Wildbad (Germany). Some press-cuts referring to this production:
„Her shy admirer Ermanno was performed by tenor Patrick Kabongo with a moving portrayal and most brilliant singing. His voice possesses an outstandingly captivating timbre pleasuring vocally with well-rounded sound. Highest career-prediction!“ (onlinemerker.com)
„The cultivated tenor Patrick Kabongo makes a persistent dent.” (pz-news)
„ … as well as the Patrick Kabongo’s dedicative Ermanno at eye level with both soulful acting and highly secure top-register. This Rossini-tenor revealed great potential for the future“. (Das Opernglas).
Patrick Kabongo is now about to make his debut at the Opéra national du Rhin performing the role of Saëb in Barkouf ou un chien au pouvoir, an unknown operetta by Offenbach.
Opening-night on December 7, 2018.
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