Jonathan Lemalu. Kiri Te Kanawa. Simon O’Neill. As an aspiring performer, tenor Pene Pati knew the odds were stacked against him. He could count the number of famous opera singers from New Zealand on one hand.
Now, in the latest installment of our In Song video series, Pati recounts how he overcame the judgments, overcame the stereotypes, overcame his own fears to become one of the most exciting tenors in the opera industry today.