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Vito Priante

Baritone

Biography

Vito Priante in action.
Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Mark Douet

Italian baritone Vito Priante made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Leone (Tamerlano) and has since sung Escamillo (Carmen) for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2016/17 Season to sing Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

Priante was born in Naples in 1979 and studied German and French literature before making his professional debut in 2002 as Uberto (La serva padrona) in Florence. He has since performed throughout Europe and the USA, for opera companies, festivals and venues including La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Los Angeles Opera, the BBC Proms and the Salzburg Festival. His repertory includes Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia) and Belcore (L’elisir d’amore).

Priante is in demand as a concert artist with engagements including Betulia liberata, Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem under Riccardo Muti, Haydn’s Stabat Mater at the Salzburg Festival and Armida with the Concertgebouw. His recordings include, on DVD, Le nozze di Figaro (2012 Glyndebourne Festival), Flaminio (Arthus Musik) and Motezuma (Dynamic), and on CD Floridante (Archiv), Alcina (Archiv) and Pietro il grande (Dynamic).

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Photos

Madeleine Pierard, José Fardilha, Ferruccio Furlanetto, member of the Royal Opera House Chorus, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Madeleine Pierard as Berta, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Vito Priante as Figaro and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Daniela Mack, Madeleine Pierard, Javier Camarena, Vito Priante and the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, Vito Priante as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante

Vito Priante as Figaro, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard, Daniela Mack and members of the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo and Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera