Pene and Amina

Another great Sydney Eisteddfod romance


Back in 1949, one of the greatest musical romances of the 20th century began when Sun Aria winner Joan Sutherland and pianist Richard Bonyage met for the first time at a Sydney Eisteddfod Prizewinners Concert.  

Sixty-six years on, Darren Pene Pati, who won the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria in 2011, and is now being likened internationally to the young Pavarotti, has announced his engagement to 2013 winner, soprano Amina Edris.

Will this union be remembered as opera’s greatest romance of the 21st century?  Time will tell, but with fingers crossed, Sydney Eisteddfod congratulates these wonderful, young singers and wishes them a happy Valentine’s Day!


Amina and Pene

Amina and Pene at the 2013 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald's Operatic Aria after party