McFami Description

McFarland Artists Management International (McFAMI) is the agency which places the finest Artists with Opera Companies, Orchestras and Recital Concerts throughout the world. Robert McFarland, International Dramatic Baritone founded McFAMI in 2002.

McFAMI works not only as and Agency but as an Image and Audition Management for each artist. Each Artist is managed individually for success in the business of opera as well as the performance of opera.


Robert McFarland: General Director, Manager/Agent

With a ready repertoire of over 114 major roles, dramatic baritone, Robert McFarland, continues to delight the opera world from Milano, Palermo, Rome, Barcelona, Seville, Lisbon, Nice, London, Dublin, Porto, Santiago, Toronto, Montreal, to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera), Houston, and Miami. This singing actor has recorded with renowned artists Placido Domingo as Iago in Otello, Jose Carreras as Escamillo in Carmen, and Roberto Alagna as Lord Nottingham in Roberto Devereaux.

Winning the National Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 1979 led to his eight-year, twenty-seven-role career at New York City Opera under the leadership of Beverly Sills. Since that time, Robert McFarland’s vocal artistry has been showcased in nearly every major opera house in the world in the roles of Rigoletto, MacBeth, Scarpia (Tosca), Tonio (I Pagliacci), Germont (La Traviata), Iago (Otello), Carlo Gerard (Andrea Chenier), The Dutchman, Barnaba (La Giaconda), Blitch (Susannah), Mephistopheles (Faust), Friar Lawrence (Romeo and Juliette), Enrico (Lucia de Lammermoor), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Riccardo (I Puritani), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Four Villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Simon Boccanegra, di Luna (Il Trovatore), Frank Maurant (Street Scene), Nabucco, Jokanaan (Salome), George (Of Mice and Men), Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West), and Don Giovanni.

Other career highlights include McFarland’s recording of Donizetti’s Maria de Rudenz that was hailed by critics as the new “gem of Donizetti,” his European debut as Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Glyndebourne Festival with conductor Bernard Haitink, his internationally successful performance at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, where he performed the role of Major Kavalioff in Shostakovich’s The Nose (in Russian), and triumphant performances of San Francisco’s new production of Andrea Chenier in 1993 and Nabucco in 1998.

McFarland is frequently engaged for oratorio performances of Elijah, Joshua, Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, and modern works such as Penderecki’s Passion of Christ According to St. Luke. A well-known sacred artist, Robert often presents classical, sacred recitals and has recorded a very successful sacred recording, Nothing Between.

A graduate of McMurry University (Abilene, Texas) and recipient of the Performance Certificate from Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana), Mr. McFarland has taught voice for over 25 years including master classes in Europe, Canada, South America, and in the United States. He has also served as an adjudicator for NATS, Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and many other national vocal competitions. In 1997, Robert McFarland joined the voice faculty of Temple University and was awarded the title of Artist In Residence in 1999. Robert currently teaches at "RM-Opera Studio" (more about that at: http://www.rm-operastudio.com/)
Robert can be reached at manager@McFarlandArtists.com.

Pattricia S. Patiño: Business Manager/Agent

Pattricia S. Patiño, comes to McFAMI having worked closely with the Publicity Department of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia , PA and having worked for two years with The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival in Publicity and Public Relations. She has also been instrumental in the stabilization and success of a few minority organizations in the Philadelphia , PA area including the Choral Music Program of El Faro Church, Inc (Non-for-Profit). A native of Bogotá , Colombia in South America, with a Junior Degree in Business/Publicity and Public Relations along with a Bachelor of Music Degree (Major in Voice and Education) from Universidad del Valle , Colombia (SA), Ms. Patiño is Instructor for Advanced Spanish Diction, Grammar and Literacy in the Southern Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania region. From 1993-2002 Pattricia organized and developed an Educational Outreach Program for Senior Citizens & Children of Special Education along with an Institutional Educational Program for Young Artists in Cali, Colombia at the IPC (Instituto Popular de Cultura) belonging to the Colombian Government. During this time she also worked with AMLA (Association of Latin-American Musicians) as music teacher and in the area of New Programs Creation and Development as well. These Outreach Programs continue to provide learning and help for the Challenged and Elderly today. Ms. Patiño is also manager of PanamericaMArt - Music and Art.

Pattricia can be reached at mcfami@mcfarlandartists.com

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