Shakti Pherwani is a Baritone specializing in Musical Theater and, more recently,
Western Classical Singing (Art Song & Opera)
Shakti's recent engagements include singing the role of Ben (The Telephone, Menotti) and Le Fauteil (L’enfant et les sortileges, Ravel) in-Concert; as well as a semi-staged concert of Opera Scenes where he sang the role of 'Il Conte' in the finale excerpt from Cimarosa's 'Il Matrimonio Segreto' (The Secret Marriage.) In 2015, Shakti was selected from young artists around the world to be a Caux Artist.
Having successfully trained in the Viennese Waltz, Shakti and his dance partner were selected to be part of the Debutante Committee at the 60th Viennese Opera Ball- and they were the first ever Indians to be part of the Opening Ceremony.
His previous performances include playing Scrooge's adorable nephew Fred in the NCPA's A Christmas Carol, adapted and directed by Avaan Patel and a four‐city tour of Giving Voice Society's Opera production featuring an all-Indian cast, Dido and Aeneas, directed by Rehaan Engineer.
FROM THE BLOG
The (Honorary) Consulate General of Vienna in India, in true Viennese fashion, celebrated Austrian Cultural Week in the last week of October, 2014 in Mumbai. Concluding the festivities was the Grand Viennese Debutante Ball (synonymous with the beauty and grace of the 19th century!) where yours truly had the chance
A round up of the coverage our Christmas production has been getting –
After a very successful Live Concert opening at the Mazda Hall, Pune – Giving Voice Society’s production of Dido and Aeneas sets out on a three city tour of the staged production! There has been a buzz about the tour in leading newspapers covering the event as the first Opera production with an all-Indian cast! …
Dates for the Giving Voice Society’s annual opera, Dido & Aeneas, comprising an all-Indian cast have been announced! GVS is proud to present a touring production of Henry Purcell’s operatic masterpiece Dido & Æneas in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa!
I’ve been performing on stage for as long as I can remember!
Shakti’s interview about being part of the budding Opera scene in India appeared in Hindustan Times (Mumbai Edition) on March 23, 2014!