The New Zealander baritone, Mark Pedrotti, has become a staple in the musical life of Canada since he emigrated from his native New Zealand in 1974.
Mark Pedrotti's appearances have included Carmina Burana, Sea Drift, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and Libuse at Carnegie Hall. He has also performed at the Lincoln Centre for the New York City Opera, Avery Fisher Hall for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, The Kennedy Centre for Washington Opera, Symphony Hall for the Boston Symphony, as well as London's Southbank Centre, the Wexford Festival Opera, and The Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Recent performances include Lescaut in Manon, with New Zealand Opera, with whom he also performed Alfio in Cavelleria Rusticana, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Germont in La Traviata, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Enrico in Lucia Di Lammermoor, Dandini in La Cenerentola, and Marcello in La Boheme. Recently Mark Pedrotti also performed in Edmonton Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte, and Vancouver Opera's Die Fledermaus as Eisenstein.
Mark Pedrotti played Germont in the 2001-2002 season's performance of La Traviata. He returns to Pacific Opera Victoria this 2002-2003 season to play Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro.