© Gianluca Simoni
© Gianluca Simoni

Vittorio Prato

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Vittorio Prato has established himself worldwide as a specialist of the bel canto repertory, so to be considered one of the most exciting baritones of his generation.

He has appeared in such prestigious opera houses as Staatsoper in Berlin, Liceu in Barcelona, Opéra de Lyon, Grand Théatre de Genève, Ncpa in Beijing, Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Opera Comique in Paris, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Lausanne, Staatsoper Hamburg, Barbican in London, Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux,  Metropolitan Theater in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Opéra Royal in Liège, Theater of Basel, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Teatro Verdi in Trieste. He participated in numerous festivals as Wexford, Montpellier, Beaune, Martina Franca, Bad Kissingen, Bad Wildbad and Pesaro Opera festivals.

 

He has performed with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Donato Renzetti and he has worked with directors such as Yannis Kokkos, Antonio Latella, Pierluigi Pizzi, Adrian Noble. In the ancient repertoire he collaborated with William Christie, Christophe Rousset, Christoper Hogwood, Ottavio Dantone, Alan Curtis, Andrea Marcon and Diego Fasolis.

 

His vast repertory spans from Monteverdi to the twentieth-century authors and includes:  Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro), La Traviata (Germont), Don Giovanni (title role), Manon Lescaut (Lescaut),  L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore), La Bohème (Marcello), La Cenerentola (Dandini), Don Pasquale (Malatesta), Le nozze di Figaro (Conte) and Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), Werther (Albert), I Pagliacci (Silvio), Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio and Il turco in Italia, Bellini’s Bianca e Gernando, Donizetti’s Betly,  Mercadante’s I Briganti, Carafa’s I due Figaro,  Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio segreto, Pergolesi’s La Salustia,  Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna,  Rameau’s Les Indes galantes, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Gluck’s Demofonte, Handel’s operas as Giulio Cesare, Ezio and Imeneo.

 

His concert repertory includes: Orff’s Carmina Burana, Faurè’s Requiem, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s Il ritorno di Tobia, Rossini’s Le nozze di Teti e Peleo and Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Händel’s Israel in Egypt.

 

In the last season of 2018-2019 he sang “Don Giovanni” at NCPA of Beijing, La Bohème in Palermo with Daniel Oren, Manon Lescaut in Hamburg with Kristine Opolais, Le nozze di Figaro in Ravenna, Il matrimonio segreto at Festival of Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and I Pagliacci in Bologna.

 

It’s recently released his first solo-album of belcanto “Il Bravo” (CD Illiria), it was presented at Radio France and many other presentations are following in Europe and it is received with the great enthusiasm of international critique. His recordings includes Pergolesi’s La Salustia (DVD Arthaus Musik), Mercadante’s I Briganti and Bellini’s Bianca e Gernando (CD Naxos), Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (DVD Alpha), Carafa’s I due Figaro (DVD Bongiovanni). In Feruary 2021 his new album with songs by Tosti will be released.

 

He studied with Ivo Vinco and Luciano Pavarotti, Dmitry Vdovin and Sherman Lowe. He attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, where he performed Il viaggio a Reims (Don Alvaro). He won the “Mattia Battistini International Competition” and “Sacred Music Competition”. He graduated in piano and harpsichord.

January 2021 – For the most recent biography please contact Nicola Kamphausen