Pene Pati, Credit: Garth Badger

Tenors Storm Vallejo

Bay Area ferry riders seeking an exotic operatic adventure are in luck when the Empress Theatre in Vallejo hosts a night of recitals featuring three young and promising superstars on the first day of February.

Headlined “Three Tenors! The Next Generation,” the one-night concert showcases the remarkable voices of Pene Pati, Alex Boyer and Christopher Oglesby accompanied by full symphony orchestra led by Grammy award-winning conductor Thomas Conlin.

Now that the San Francisco Opera season has come to a close (until it reopens in June) aficionados may get their fix by checking out this February 1st gig at Vallejo’s historic and charming venue. Presented by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, the concert begins on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

SFO audiences should be quite familiar with Pati, as he is a former Adler fellow who won recent acclaim in last season’s Romeo and Juliet.

Tenor Alex Boyer is gaining recognition for his large, potent sound and dramatic portrayals. The SF Chronicle congratulated him for his delivery of the famous showpiece “Vesti la giubba” from Pagliacci “which lacked nothing in the way of grit and vocal power.” Christopher Oglesby, the third tenor in the triumvirate was praised by the Washington Post for his “beautifully sensitive singing.”

Grammy award-winning conductor Thomas Conlin has led performances at numerous American and international opera and ballet companies and symphony orchestras on five continents. Recent seasons have included performances in Germany with the Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg and the Baden-Badener Philharmonic, in Italy with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliania, with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janerio, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Egypt, the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada, the Toyko Chamber Orchestra, Flemish Chamber Orchestra in Belgium, and with Ireland’s RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.

Program highlights of this event will include a dozen of the most familiar tenor arias from the greatest composers of Italian opera: Verdi, Ponchielli, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Donizetti, including the aria made popular by Luciano Pavarotti, “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot.

Reserved seating: $70-$200 Tix: Tel: 707-552-2400