Pene Pati

Pene Pati

Der samoanische Tenor Pene Pati wurde nach seinen frühen Debüts als Il Duca di Mantova / RIGOLETTO an der San Francisco Opera unter Nicola Luisotti und Percy / ANNA BOLENA an der Opéra national de Bordeaux unter Paul Daniel als „die außergewöhnlichste Tenorentdeckung des letzten Jahrzehnts“ (Opéra-Online) gefeiert. Im Jahr 2022 gewann er den International Opera Awards 2022 Reader's Choice Award.

Pene Patis selbstbetiteltes Debütalbum mit italienischen und französischen Arien, das er mit dem Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine und Emmanuel Villaume aufgenommen hat, wurde 2022 veröffentlicht und erhielt eine Reihe von Fünf-Sterne-Kritiken sowie den Opus Klassik 2022 Newcomer of the Year Award.

Pati gilt als einer der aufregendsten Künstler seiner Generation und hat in den letzten Spielzeiten zahlreiche wichtige Debüts gegeben, darunter Nemorino / L'ELISIR D'AMORE an der Opéra national de Paris, Roméo / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE an der San Francisco Opera, der Opéra Comique und der Opéra national de Bordeaux, Alfredo / LA TRAVIATA an der Staatsoper Berlin, der Niederländischen Nationaloper und dem Bolschoi-Theater, Edgardo / LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR am Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Percy / ANNA BOLENA an der Wiener Staatsoper und Amenophis / MOÏSE ET PHARAON beim Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

An der Deutschen Oper Berlin debütiert er im Dezember 2023 als Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA.


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Advents-Verlosung: Das 2. Fensterchen

In today's Advent calendar window, we are giving away 3 DVDs of "Der Schatzgräber" - an opera in a prelude, four acts and a postlude by Franz Schreker. If you would like to win one of the three DVDs, please send an e-mail today with the subject "The 2nd window" to

DER SCHATZGRÄBER (THE TREASURE HUNTER) by Franz Schreker was a triumph at its world premiere in Frankfurt in 1920 and went on to play 44 times at assorted venues over the next five years. It then fell victim to a shifting zeitgeist and slipped from opera-house programmes, with a National Socialist ban on performances sealing its demise. Even after 1945 the Schreker revival was a long time coming – and THE TREASURE HUNTER has not featured prominently in the renaissance.

As with the vast majority of Schreker’s libretti, the story of Els and Elis explores the relationship between fantasy and reality, between art and life. Soulmates in the sense that they are both at the mercy of the king’s disposition, Els and Elis set off in search of different treasures. Elis, the minstrel, uses his magic lute to locate a stash of jewels and do humanity a good turn. Els, an innkeeper’s daughter who has grown up motherless in a tough, male-chauvinist world, becomes a liar, cheat and murderess in pursuit of her goal, tasking her suitors to steal the queen’s jewels and then having them killed once they have returned with the haul of treasure. Yet even with the gold in their possession, the pair are not content, and so, true to form, Schreker turns his attention to the theme of yearning per se, which is the actual “treasure” that the composer is interested in, “a dream of happiness and redemption”. Elis and Els are caught up in a swirl of dreams, memories, premonitions, songs and music. Their stories take on a dreamlike quality in a world beset by greed, murder and emotional inconstancy. For Franz Schreker the path to redemption could only be via art. Composed during the turmoil of the First World War, the TREASURE HUNTER score amounts to Schreker’s personal confession of artistic faith, executed in florid strokes of late-Romantic musical colour.

Conductor Marc Albrecht; Staging Christof Loy; Set design Johannes Leiacker; Costume design Barbara Drosihn; With Tuomas Pursio, Doke Pauwels, Clemens Bieber, Michael Adams, Joel Allison, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Seth Carico, Daniel Johansson, Gideon Poppe, Stephen Bronk, Elisabet Strid, Patrick Cook, Tyler Zimmerman a. o.; Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Closing date: 2 December 2023, the winners will be informed by email on 4 December 2023. The DVDs will then be sent by post. Legal recourse is excluded.