VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
British mezzo-soprano and singing teacher Patricia Kern was born in Swansea on 14 July 1927. She studied with Gwynn Parry Jones at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (1949-52), worked at Opera for All (1952-5) and joined Sadler's Wells in 1959, staying for ten seasons, and singing notable roles including Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Isolier (Le comte Ory) and Isabella (L'Italiana in Algeri).
She settled in Canada, where she taught voice at the University of Toronto.
Patricia Kern died on 19 October 2015, aged eighty-eight.