Patrick Agard studied design engineering (BA 1977) and singing in Marseilles. He received a Gold Medal in singing and a Gold Medal in opera singing from the National Conservatoire of Marseilles in 1979. By then he had already had his first engagement at the Grand Théâtre of Nancy under the direction of Elie Delfosse, in the grand operetta Nos Folles Années (Météhen), with which he went on tour. In 1978, he sang in all productions of the Lausanne opera, including Nos Années Folles, Coups de Roulis (Messager) and La Belle Hélène (Offenbach). This helped launch a successful career in France and abroad that is still thriving today, over thirty years later: equally at ease in the opera and operetta repertoires, he has been switching back and forth between both genres, singing parts as diverse as Valentin in Faust, Moralès in Carmen, Florestan in Véronique, Papageno in The Magic Flute, or Léopold in L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc.
Since 1992 he has been teaching singing at the City Music School of Vitrolles and since 1995 at the conservatoire Petrucciani of Istres, producing each year a semi-professional show with the students of both schools, mostly musical extravaganzas from the French repertoire, but also French and Italian operas, including: La Belle Hélène, L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc, Véronique, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Phi Phi, Carmen, Mireille, Les Mousquetaires au Couvent, Orphée aux Enfers and, in 2011, La Traviata.
Komponist: Simon Laks, Karol Rathaus