Patrick Wilkes

Patrick Wilkes (1976-79)

[Born Abingdon, Berkshire]

Baritone Patrick Wilkes was educated at Eton and Corpus Christi, Oxford, and studied music privately and at the Royal Academy of Music. He joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus in August 1976, serving for three seasons.

During his time with the Company Wilkes appeared on occasion as the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance (1976-79), Bob Beckett in H.M.S. Pinafore (1977-79), Pish-Tush in The Mikado (1978-79), and Wilfred Shadbolt in The Yeomen of the Guard (1978-79).

He married fellow D'Oyly Carte chorister Patricia Anne Bennett on September 16, 1968. The Wilkeses left the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company after the Australia-New Zealand tour in September 1979.

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