Ruggiero was the American singer Patrick Terry, whose consistent beauty of tone and heroic demeanour suggested the heir to David Daniels.
— Hugh Canning "OPERA MAGAZINE"
 
 

Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Patrick earned his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014 where he studied with Adriana Zabala. Patrick sang in the chorus of the Minnesota Opera world premieres of Cuomo’s Doubt and Puts’s Silent Night. His concert work included the Alto Soloist in the Vivaldi Gloria and Bach’s Magnificat with the Minnesota Oratorio Society. He placed second in the 2015 Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Competition, won the 2014 Maureen Lehane Vocal Award, was awarded the Loveday Song Prize in the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, and was the winner of the 2017 Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award. 

 

Patrick has been seen touring England with the Merry Opera Company’s staged production of Handel’s Messiah and as soloist with the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series and the English Baroque Choir. His operatic engagements include singing Oberon in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Ruggiero in Alcina with the Royal Academy Opera, covering Guildenstern in Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s commission Hamlet (Dean), and he was a Studio Artist in the Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2016 season where he gave the premiere of Jeremy Gill's "Invisible City" with the composer. He can be seen this season touring with Melos Sinfonia as The Boy/Angel 1 in Written on Skin, singing The Refugee in Royal Academy Opera’s 2018 production of Flight and performing the title role in Teseo in the 2018 London Handel Festival. In the fall of 2016 he began the Royal Academy Opera course where he studied with Michael Chance, Lawrence Zazzo and Caitlin Hulcup. Patrick has been supported generously by the Josephine Baker Trust, the John J Adam’s Scholarship and the Help Musicians U.K. Sybil Tutton Award.

Patrick Terry joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from the start of the 2018 / 2019 season. He will also travel to Japan to appear in Le Promesse (Gala Concert by Young Opera Singers Tomorrow of the World) at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, return to the Wigmore Hall for Heroes and Villains, appear in Beyond Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hubert Parry at the 2018 London Song Festival and sing Ruggiero Alcina with La Nuova Musica.