Patrick Ruyters studied singing in Strasbourg and Düsseldorf, most recently with Prof. Konrad Jarnot. He received further artistic inspiration in master classes with, among others, Tom Krause, Grace Bumbry and Siegfried Jerusalem.
The cooperation with Wolfgang Rihm, whose Wölfli-Liederbuch Patrick Ruyters sang during the 21. Europäischen Kulturtage 2012 with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie conducted by Christian Vasquez in Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe provided great insights in performing contemporary music.
Patrick has a wide opera repertoire. He was on stage at the Theater Krefeld as Waldeshexe in Rusalka, and as Dr. P in M. Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat with the Bochumer Symphoniker. He also made his debut under Lothar Zagrosek at the Konzerthaus Dortmund as Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos and as Besenbinder in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn conducted by Ruben Gazarian. Patrick created the role of Egon in the world premiere of Gisbert Näther's Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen,and sang Barone Douphol in Verdi's La Traviata at the Theater Remscheid/Solingen.
As a concert soloist he worked together with the Bochumer Symphoniker (CPE Bach, Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu) and gave multiple concerts with the Hamburger Symphoniker (Mahler, Kindertotenlieder; Bruch, Die Glocke). He gave performances of Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium, St. Matthew's Passion and St. John's Passion, for example at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Italy. Recently he works on many different projects with the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt.
Until April 2016 Patrick Ruyters was singing at the Brandenburgisches
Staatstheater Cottbus, since then he is a member of the Staatstheater
Braunschweig, singing Sagrestano in Tosca and Derim in K. Atterbergs Aladin,
broadcasted live by Deutschlandradio Kultur. In June he will be seen at Theater
Freiburg as Vater in Zaide/Adama by Mozart/Czernowin.