Meet a Musician: Patricia Stiles, Mezzo-Soprano



Bloomington, Indiana, is a special city for musicians—visitor or resident, foreign or domestic, famous or little-known. It also happens to be a city with a large university and a large school of music, a meeting place for all kinds of performers, educators, and researchers. This post is part of a photo series that looks at the many people in Bloomington who call themselves a musician.

Associate Professor of Voice at the Jacobs School of Music, Patricia Stiles has “performed over seventy operatic roles including Carmen, Dalila, Eboli, Octavian, Orpheus, Ortrud, Erda, Rosina, Dorabella, and Cherubino with international opera houses including National Theater (Munich), Semperoper (Dresden), Leipzig Opera, Duesseldorf Opera, Washington Opera (Kennedy Center). She has given numerous recitals, has appeared as soloist with several European orchestras, and has presented master classes in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and the United States.”

Professor Stiles spent many years teaching and performing in Europe. She returned to the United States at the end of the 1990s to teach at Indiana University. Her students have gone on to develop highly-successful careers, performing in opera houses around the world and winning competitions.

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