Patricia Wulf Biography – Patricia Wulf Wiki
Patricia Wulf is a retired opera singer. She was a mezzo-soprano singer during her long career. Starting her professional soloist career with the soprano role of Mimi in La Boheme in 1989, Patricia sang the lyric soprano roles from Maine to Florida.
She has performed standard roles such as the Countess, Musetta, Papagena, The Second Lady, and Anne in the “Mother of Us All.” Switching to the higher mezzo soprano roles, she incorporated ‘pants roles’ such as Cherubino, Siebel and Nicklausse. At the the Washington National Opera she has sung alongside Placido Domingo multiple times in Don Carlo & Fedora with Mirella Freni. In addition to the WNO, she has performed with Opera Carolina, Summer Opera Theater, Baltimore Opera, Piedmont Opera Theatre, Indiana Opera, and Sarasota Opera as well as additional opera companies and symphonies.
In 1992 Patricia participated in the Spoleto Festival USA in an original piece as Saints in “Touch Me Not.” She was a Sarasota Opera Apprentice in 1990 where she covered ‘Mimi’, as a young artist.
Her solo mezzo concert career includes Mozart Requiem, and Haydn Harmoniemessa at the Kennedy Center in 2002, The Messiah – Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, Soloist with Washington Concert Opera, and at Leesburg Symphony Orchestra – mezzo soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messa Solennelle. She was the lead female in world premiere of Cornelius Coyote – a children’s Opera with Sarasota Opera and played Pauline in the Toy Shop in a 2-month tour of the state of Florida. Patricia has also held numerous solo recitals in the Leesburg, Winchester Virginia area to assist in raising money for Healthy Families, a non-profit foundation that supports unwed women and their children in completing a college education, according to Patricia Wulf’s bio on M Institute for the Arts.
Wulf received a Bachelor of Music degree from Catholic University in 1987 with a concentration in Vocal Performance and studied voice privately for 12 years in Washington D.C. and New York City.
Patricia Wulf Husband
Wulf is married to her husband sculptor Richard Lew. The couple lives on a 33-acre farm in Virginia.
Patricia Wulf Children
Wulf and her husband have two children together. Their daughter is a medical student in Chicago while their son studies at Virginia Tech.
Patricia Wulf and Placido Domingo Sexual Harassment Allegations
Patricia Wulf is one of the multiple women accusing Opera legend Placido Domingo of sexual harassment. Nine women, eight fellow singers and one dancer, are accusing Domingo of inappropriate behavior. The women told the Associated Press that Domingo sexually harassed them while offering them jobs. Other than the nine women, others came forward discussing their discomfort at Domingo’s alleged behavior.
Wulf told the Associated Press, “Every time I would walk off stage, he would be in the wings waiting for me. He would come right up to me, as close as could be, put his face right in my face, lower his voice and say, ‘Patricia, do you have to go home tonight?’” Wulf’s response was, “I would say, “Yes! I have to go home tonight.” And I would walk away.
Wulf said that she encountered Domingo at the Washington Opera House in 1998 where Domingo was the artistic director. Wulf, said, through tears, “You have to understand that when a man that powerful — he is almost like God in my business — when he would come up that close and say that the first thing that goes through your mind is ‘What?!’” Wulf said that during an entire run at the Washington Opera House, she was constantly accosted by Domingo. Wulf said that she would regularly wonder if she had ruined her career by rebuffing Domingo’s advances.
Wulf said that she resorted to hiding behind pillars in attempts to hide from Wulf but “he would still find a way to get me.” Wulf also said that she would hide in her dressing room, peaking out to see if Domingo was around before leaving. One male colleague told Wulf that if she went public with her allegations, she would be fired, not Domingo. Wulf said that she had not been physically assaulted by Domingo but that his constant words “affected the way [Wulf] dealt with men for the rest of my operatic career and the rest of my life.