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Rules of Engagement: The Making of Countertenor Patrick Dailey

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Versatile countertenor and Nashville, Tennessee native Patrick Dailey has earned such awards and honors from the NAACP ACT-SO, Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition, and the National Classical Singer Magazine University Vocal Competition.

On January 19, 2009, Mr. Dailey made his John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts debut in a featured duet with Aretha Franklin as the finale for the annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration.

Mr. Dailey made his operatic debut with Opera Saratoga as the first countertenor member of the company's Young Artist program. He is also the first countertenor admitted to Opera New Jersey's Emerging Artist Program. Operatic roles include Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nerone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Belize in Eötvös' Angels in America. He performs regularly with Opera Ebony, Cook, Dixon, and Young (formally of Three Mo' Tenors), and Harlem Opera Theater.  He has been featured artist with such organizations as the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Soulful Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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Intro Music from La Traviata - The Drinking Song (Creative Commons)