Amitai Pati wearing a suit

Amitai Pati


Samoan tenor Amitai Pati most recently made a spectacular European debut as Nadir in a concert performance of Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, presented by Les Grandes Voix at the Philharmonie de Paris.

The French critics commented ‘Amitai Pati performs a moving Nadir, endowed with a superb tenor voice, ideal in the role’ (Toute la culture, March 2020) and ‘The young singer makes a sensational debut in Paris’ (Forum Opéra, March 2020). In addition, he recently added the role of Jupiter/Apollo Semele and Tupaia in Tim Finn’s Star Navigator (New Zealand Opera).

Last summer he reprised the role of Tupaia for West Australian Opera and returned to France to attend the Académie de Festival d’Aix-en-Provence for concerts and masterclasses.

Photo credit Garth Badger

Career Highlights

In the 21/22 season he made several notable appearances, including his British operatic debut at the ENO in the production of Così fan tutte, and as a former Adler Fellow he returns to San Francisco Opera as Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni.

On the concert stage, he joins the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Last updated: 28th April 2023