New Zealand–American soprano Patricia Westley is gaining recognition as a young artist of great vocal and theatrical appeal. Her 2018 commitments include her San José Chamber Orchestra debut as a featured soloist, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera Center, and her Oakland Symphony debut as soprano soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. She spent the summer of 2018 in residency with San Francisco Opera's illustrious Merola Opera Program in 2018 to perform the leading romantic role of Elisa in Mozart's early masterpiece Il re pastore and will rejoin Merola for the summer of 2019, singing the role of Selena in the world premier of If I Were You by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. Also in 2019, Ms. Westley will make her Pacific Symphony debut in their production of L’enfant et les sortilèges as La bergère Louis XV, Une pastourelle, La chauve-souris and La chouette, and her Schwabacher Recital Series (San Francisco Opera Center) debut with Martin Katz at the piano. During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Westley will join the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera where she will debut the title role of Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and will make her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Forrest’s Requiem for the Living with MidAmerica Productions.