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 studies with Michael Chance and Lawrence Zazzo. Patrick is supported generously by the Josephine Baker Trust, the John J Adam’s Scholarship and the Help Musicians U.K. Sybil Tutton Award.

Patrick will join the Jette-Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House in the fall of 2018.