Vallejo Community Arts Foundation presents Three Tenors! -The Next Generation 

showcasing tenors Pene Pati, Alex Boyer and Christopher Oglesby 

accompanied by full symphony orchestra led by Grammy award-winning conductor Thomas Conlin

Pene Pata

Pene Pata. Photo by Garth Badger.

It has been over 25 years since Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras joined forces for a concert and in so doing, dramatically transformed the world opinion of classical music. Overnight, they became known as “the Three Tenors.” Their concerts sold out and their albums sold millions of copies, something that had never happened in classical music. 


In the grand tradition of the popular 3 Tenors concerts, the Empress Theatre presents Three Tenors! – The Next Generation. Three brilliant, charismatic young tenors on the verge of major careers will perform on February 1, 2020. Will you hear the next Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras? One of the tenors, New Zealander Pene Pati, has been praised nat

ionally and internationally as the most exceptional tenor discovery in the last decade. Tenor Alex Boyer gained recognition for his large, potent sound and dramatic portrayals, has performed in myriad operas nationally and is principal resident artist with Opera San Jose. Christopher Oglesby, the third

Alexander Boyer

Alexander Boyer. Photo by Chris Ayers.

tenor in the triumvirate, praised for his beautifully sensitive singing, has joined the San Francisco Opera as an Adler fellow.



Benicia, Vallejo and surrounding cities will be able to experience an extraordinary concert of passionate Italian opera arias along with sensuous and familiar Neapolitan songs. A full symphony orchestra led by Grammy award-winning conductor Thomas Conlin will accompany the three singers.


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 Siciliana, with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Egypt, the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Flem

Christopher Oglesby

Christopher Oglesby. Photo by Amy Livingston.

ish Chamber Orchestra in Belgium, and with Ireland’s RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.

This extraordinary one-night event will include a dozen of the most-loved 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.


Three Tenors! – The Next Generation will offer music-lovers an unprecedented opportunity to encounter the next generation of operatic superstars! 


On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.