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Amitai Pati & Isabella Moore.
SOL3 MIO’s Amitai Pati and emerging young soprano Isabella Moore, visiting from San Francisco, will perform songs and arias in an intimate soirée event at the Auckland Opera Studio’s new venue, The Ansonia Room (Level 2, 24 St Benedicts Street, Newton).
New Zealand soprano Isabella Moore is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a 2017 Music Academy of the West alumnus. Her opera work includes the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Giulietta in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Gulnara in Verdi’s II corsaro, and Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. She has taken part in master classes with artists that include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballé, Warren Jones, and Sir Richard Bonynge. In 2018, Ms. Moore took part in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues programme (Carnegie Hall, New York) where she was a participant in a master class given by Renée Fleming. Ms. Moore was the winner of the 2015 Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award, winner of the 2014 Marianne Mathy Scholarship, winner of the 2014 New Zealand Aria Competition, and winner of the 2014 New Zealand Lexus Song Quest Competition. Later this year, Isabella has performance engagements with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Auckland Choral Society and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Amitai Pati is a tenor of Samoan descent who received his master's degree in advanced vocal studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of tenor Dennis O’Neill. Pati won the Lexus SongQuest in 2012 and the Waiariki Institute of Technology NZ Aria in 2015. In 2014, he was invited to be a part of the Young Singers Project in Salzburg, Austria, where he appeared in performances and concerts including the opera La Favorite, starring Juan Diego Flórez and Ludovic Tézier. Amitai also performed the tenor solo in a production of Mozart’s Spatzenmesse. He has sung in master classes with the likes of Joseph Rouleau, Della Jones, Dame Josephine Barstow, Dame Anne Murray, Maestro Richard Bonynge, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Pati, along with his brother Pene Pati and their cousin Moses Mackay, comprise the highly successful New Zealand vocal trio SOL3 MIO, which mixes both classical and contemporary music.