Penrith's Pavarotti says goodbye

Lorenzo Rositano
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He’s known as Penrith’s Pavarotti, but powerful tenor Lorenzo Rositano is heading off to Italy to make his name on the European opera scene.

To honour this talented local performer and wish him well before his trip, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is holding a special farewell concert, ‘Penrith’s Pavarotti and Friends’, on Sunday, October 20.

The charismatic and acclaimed singer will be performing alongside some talented guests including soprano Alice Girle, baritone Paul Smith, violinist Harry Ward and accompanist Julia de Plater.

Audiences will be treated to a stunning repertoire of popular songs and arias from opera, operetta, musical theatre and popera including ‘Ave Maria’, ‘Anything You Can Do’, ‘Nessun Dorma’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.

The concert will feature special highlights such as ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from ‘South Pacific’ and popular songs from ‘La Boheme’ and ‘Les Miserables’.

At the young age of 25-years-old, Lorenzo Rositano is one of the most accomplished and feted tenors in the country.

Rositano shot to national fame back in 2006 when he was chosen by the Australian Olympic Committee to sing the national anthem at the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

He was also involved with Schools Spectacular, where he appeared for four consecutive years, and was invited in 2008 as a special guest to sing the aria ‘Nessun Dorma’ from Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Turandot’.

His early traning was undertaken in Penrith at the Conservatorium of Music at The Joan, and he has since completed an Advanced Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and studied a Master of Music Studies in Opera.

Rositano is a seasoned opera and concert performer, and has appeared as Ernestro in ‘La Vera Costanza’, Alcino in ‘Prima Donna’, I’Italien in ‘Angelique’, Alfred in ‘Die Fledermaus’, Le Journaliste in ‘Les Mamelles de Tiresias’, The Mayor in ‘Albert Herring’ and Florville in ‘Il Signor Bruschino’.

Take the opportunity to see Penrith’s Pavarotti live before he departs to dazzle the opera scene of Europe.

‘Penrith’s Pavarotti and Friends’ will show at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, October 20 at 3pm. Tickets range from $30-$35. For bookings or more information, call 4723 7600 or visit

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