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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), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and King of Naples (L’Ange de Nisida in concert). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).

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, Semperoper Dresden, Vienna State Opera, Rome Opera, Maggio Musicale, Florence, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, the BBC Proms and the Salzburg Festival. His repertory includes Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Alidoro and Dandini (La Cenerentola), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Nottingham (Roberto Devereux), Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Alphonse XI (La Favorite), Belfiore (Un giorno di regno), Seid (Il corsaro), the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Escamillo (Carmen).

Priante is in demand as a concert artist with engagements including Betulia liberata under Muti, Haydn’s Stabat Mater at the Salzburg Festival, Messiah under Fabio Biondi, Fauré’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem under Antonio Pappano with the Orchestra Nazionale dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Vienna Musikverein and Bach’s St John Passion at the Theater an der Wien. His recordings include, on DVD, Le nozze di Figaro (2012, Glyndebourne Festival), Flaminio (Arthus Musik), Motezuma (Dynamic) and Jommelli’s Betulia Liberata (RM Music), and on CD, Vivaldi’s Montezuma and Handel’s Alcina and Floridante (Archiv), and Donizetti’s Pietro il Grande (Dynamic).

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Photos

Production photo of The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Harry Nicoll as First Priest and Vito Priante as Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

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

Elsa Dreisig as Pamina and Vito Priante as Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Elsa Dreisig as Pamina and Vito Priante as Papageno in The Magic Flute, 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

Production photo of The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Papageno and Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

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

Vito Priante as Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Papageno and Elsa Dreisig as Pamina in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Yaritza Véliz as Papagena and Vito Priante as Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Papageno and Elsa Dreisig as Pamina in The Magic Flute, 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