On Wednesday 29 July, Year 12 singer Alanah Jones participated in a vocal master class with opera singer Amitai Pati, hosted at Kristin School by New Zealand Opera.
Amitai is one third of the popular Samoan trio ‘Sol3 Mio’ (alongside his brother Pene and cousin Moses) and is currently in New Zealand rehearsing for NZ Opera’s production of Semele this September. Amitai commented how hard working and developed the young singers were and that he would be excited to hear Alanah’s voice again in the future.
Alanah says of the experience: “At first I found the idea of a masterclass with Amitai to be daunting, but working with him and hearing his professional expertise was such an amazing learning experience. I was delighted to hear his feedback and his personal story and this further encouraged me to pursue classical voice as a career”.