Congo-born French citizen Patrick Kabongo has been enthusiastic about singing since his very early childhood. While studying for a masters degree in engineering he passionately practised choral singing. After a Mozart Requiem in Kinshasa he was offered a scholarship to study singing at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels where he entered the class of Marcel Vanaud. He was later admitted to the Flanders Operastudio where was artistically advised by Christophe Prégardien, Tuan Sew-Low, Pietro Rizzo, Ann Murray and Graham Johnson. In 2011, he was a prize winner of the Concours international de mélodie française in Toulouse. In 2009 he made stage debut as Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea) with the ensemble Scherzi Musicali. From 2010 to 2012, he was a member of the group of young singers of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and in 2013 joined the Académie de l’Opéra Comique in Paris. From 2015 to 2017, he was a member of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he deepened his experience of bel canto repertoire. He went on to make appearances at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Oman Opera, Opéra du Rhin, Oper Köln, Opéra-Théâtre de Metz, Opéra de Tours, Opéra de Nice, Klagenfurt State Theatre. His upcoming plans include Bellini’s La sonnambula at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Rossini’s Armida and Ermione at Festival Rossini in Wildbad, Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at Opéra d’Avignon, and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at Québec Opera. He makes his INO debut in Don Pasquale.