HarrisonParrott welcomes Pene Pati for worldwide management
We are delighted to announce that New Zealand tenor Pene Pati has joined our list for worldwide management. Pene has been awarded an array of prizes including first place at the Montserrat Caballé International Aria Competition most recently, the prestigious Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonygne ‘Bel Canto’ Award in 2012 and the Dame Malvina Major Foundation ‘New Zealand Aria’ award in 2009.
A Samoan-born Aucklander, Pene is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Summer Program and completed a Masters Degree in Advanced Vocal Technique at the Wales International Academy of Voice under Dennis O’Neill with whom he continues to work. His repertoire includes Elvino (La sonnambula), Malcolm (Macbeth), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Rodolfo (La bohème).
“Pene Pati, a New Zealander who boasts a lithe and radiant tone, deep theatrical instincts and plenty of charisma…In the final scene from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, he gave a full-throated, suavely phrased performance, replete with ardour and elegance and driving to a thrilling, perfectly placed high note.” San Francisco Chronicle