Пене Пати


Since his 2017 debut in Verdi’s Rigoletto while still a young artist on San Francisco Opera’s Adler Program, tenor Pene Pati has swiftly risen to international attention and recently been hailed as “the most exceptional tenor discovery of the last decade” (Opéra-Online). Pati made his European operatic debut as Percy in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Opéra national de Bordeaux under Paul Daniel, and has further expanded his repertoire in the last seasons with productions of L’elisir d’amore and Madama Butterfly in his homeland of New Zealand.

In the current season Pene Pati returns to San Francisco as Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) under Yves Abel, the same role that hastens his return to Bordeaux, again with conductor Paul Daniel. In addition to his debut at Moscow’s historic Bolshoi Theatre in La traviata, Pati returns there later in the season for a special concert performance of Anna Bolena under Tugan Sokhiev. On the concert platform, Pati joins Giordano Bellincampi in an Italian opera programme with the Auckland Philharmonia, and Paul Daniel in a programme of Bizet, Massenet and Puccini with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia. A highly popular recitalist, accompanied by Ronny Michael Greenberg Pene Pati appears with both the Matinée Musicale series in Cincinnati and the Société d’art vocal de Montréal.

While still studying, Pene Pati enjoyed a string of high-profile competition successes taking both Second and Audience Prize at Operalia, Second Prize at Neue Stimmen and the prestigious Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge ‘Bel Canto’ Award. As First Prize winner at the Montserrat Caballé International Aria Competition, Pati was invited to be part of a special celebratory concert dedicated to Caballé last season at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Since 2012, Pene Pati has enjoyed huge commercial success as part of Sol3 Mio, a popular trio formed together with his tenor brother and baritone cousin. Their first album, released on Decca Classics, achieved 8x platinum sales in New Zealand and they continue to perform concerts to sold-out stadiums together whenever solo schedules permit.

In 2019 he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Alfred (Verdi’s La Traviata).