Starting her professional soloist career with the soprano role of Mimi in La Boheme in 1989, Patricia sang the lyric soprano roles from Maine to Florida. She has performed standard roles such as the Countess, Musetta, Papagena, The Second Lady, and Anne in the "Mother of Us All." Switching to the higher mezzo soprano roles, she incorporated ‘pants roles’ such as Cherubino, Siebel and Nicklausse. At the the Washington National Opera she has sung alongside Placido Domingo multiple times in Don Carlo & Fedora with Mirella Freni. In addition to the WNO, she has performed with Opera Carolina, Summer Opera Theater, Baltimore Opera, Piedmont Opera Theatre, Indiana Opera, and Sarasota Opera as well as additional opera companies and symphonies. In 1992 Patricia participated in the Spoleto Festival USA in an original piece as Saints in "Touch Me Not." She was a Sarasota Opera Apprentice in 1990 where she covered ‘Mimi’, as a young artist.
Her solo mezzo concert career includes Mozart Requiem, and Haydn Harmoniemessa at the Kennedy Center in 2002, The Messiah - Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, Soloist with Washington Concert Opera, and at Leesburg Symphony Orchestra – mezzo soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messa Solennelle. She was the lead female in world premiere of Cornelius Coyote – a children’s Opera with Sarasota Opera and played Pauline in the Toy Shop in a 2-month tour of the state of Florida. Patricia has also held numerous solo recitals in the Leesburg, Winchester Virginia area to assist in raising money for Healthy Families, a non-profit foundation that supports unwed women and their children in completing a college education.
Patricia received a Bachelor of Music degree from Catholic University in 1987 with a concentration in Vocal Performance and studied voice privately for 12 years in Washington D.C. and New York City. In joining M Institute for the Arts, Mrs. Wulf continues a 30+ year career in teaching, having been a voice faculty member at Catholic University and Shenandoah Conservatory/University. She resides in the Winchester, Virginia area with her husband on a 33 acre farm and they have two grown children – one studying at Virginia Tech and one in Chicago at Rush Medical School.
To this day, her favorite role remains Mimi in La Boheme. “There is nothing in the world quite like dying on stage.”