Past work includes Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La finta giardiniera, and Idomeneo; Puccini’s Turandot, La bohème, Janácek’s Diary of One Who Vanished, and The Cunning Little Vixen; Shakespeare’sRomeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mayakovsky’s Vladimir Mayakovsky: a Tragedy; Verdi’s Il trovatore; Calderón’s The Great Magician; Susa’s Transformations; and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Pat also directed the major American revivals of Wolf-Ferrari's Le donne curiose, and Moniuszko's Halka, and was honored to direct a production of Postcard from Morocco to celebrate the eightieth birthday of composer Dominick Argento.
Collaborations with American playwrights A. Rey Pamatmat, Eric Sanders, Kathryn Walat, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have included productions ofThunder Above/ Deeps Below, A Spare Me, and the notorious short plays Oblivia and Bloody Mary as well as the original workshop of The Mystery Plays.
Pat collaborated with composer Gregory Spears and librettist Kathryn Walat on the development of Paul’s Case with American Opera Project, and composer Ellen Lindquist on drömseminarium/ dream seminar, an opera based on the poems of 2011 Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer.
His work has been presented in the US, France, and Sweden at companies including 2G, Working Man's Clothes, Kentucky Opera, Sarasota Opera, Madison Opera, Wolf Trap, Aspen Music Festival. Pat has been Director of the Yale Summer Conservatory at Yale University and recently led the Opera Directing Practicum at Yale School of Drama, as well as teaching Acting at Manhattan School of Music, The Aspen Music Festival, AOP's Composer and the Voice Program, and University of Maryland. He has been a guest artist at Peabody Institute, University of Michigan, and Rice University.