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Priant

Vito Priante has performed all over the world in prestigious theatres, opera houses and festivals collaborating with renowned conductors.

In 2009 he received the Premio Abbiati of the Italian music critic as best male voice, and in 2017 he was awarded with the BBC Music Magazine "Opera Award".

Born in Naples, Vito Priorante he made his debut in 2002 in La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence, as part of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
 
Since then he has performed all over the world, guest of prestigious opera houses and festivals including the Teatro alla Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Semperoper of Dresden, the Staatsoper of Vienna, the Opera of Rome, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Los Angeles Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera of London, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Chicago Lyric Opera.
 
Vito Priante has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Ivor Bolton, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Teodor Currentzis, James Conlon, and directors such as Peter Stein, Graham Vick, Hugo De Ana, Damiano Michieletto.
 
Initially dedicated to Baroque and eighteenth-century opera, in particular under the guidance of Alan Curtis, he gradually expanded his repertoire, which today includes the roles of Conte/Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Don Giovanni /Leporello (Don Giovanni), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Nottingham (Roberto Devereux), Prosdocimo (Il Turco in Italia), Alphonse XI (La Favorite), Belfiore (A day of reign), Seid (Il Corsaro), the Four Villains (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Escamillo (Carmen), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).
 
In recent seasons he has made his debuts as Ford in Falstaff, Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux, at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni at the Sofia Opera and Ballet; he also sang again Dandini in La Cenerentola at the Rome Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper, Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Rome Opera House and Salzburger Festspiele, Papageno at the Royal Opera House in London, Figaro in the Barber of Seville in Toronto.
 
In 2009 he received the XXVIII Franco Abbiati Award from the Italian music critics for best male voice for his interpretation of the title role in Dallapiccola's Prigioniero at La Scala in Milan, directed by Peter Stein and conducted by Daniel Harding. In 2017 he was awarded the BBC Music Magazine Awards “Opera Award” for his portrayal of Leporello in Don Giovanni directed by Currentzis.
 
Before making his debut in opera, Vito Priante studied German and French languages and literature at the "L'Orientale" University of Naples.
 
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