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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi 678 – 28 July 1741) Libretto: Girolamo Giusti Il Complesso Barocco Conductor: Alan Curtis Director: Stevano Vizioli

PRESS
  • Le Nozze di Figaro  – Glyndebourne Festival

     

     

     

    Figaro himself was tackled by the Neapolitan baritone Vito Priante, who gave a focused account (“Non più andrai” was a particularly memorable moment). His diction, too, was crisp. His emotional highlight came towards the end with his poignant “Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro” (addressed to Susanna).” (Seen and Heard International, August 2012)

     

    “Vito Priante’s lively Figaro and Lydia Teuscher’s shimmering Susanna have well-matched presence”  (The Telegraph, July 2012)

     

     “Vito Priante’s affable Figaro and Lydia Teuscher’s lightweight Susanna have scope to develop during the run.”  (Financial Times, June 2012)

     

    “The superb, at-first-innocent Figaro”  (Wall Street Journal, June 2012)

     

     “A strong cast is led by Vito Priante as Figaro and Audun Iversen as the Count.”  (London Evening Standard, June 2012)

  • Le Nozze di Figaro  – Schiller Theatre, Berlin

     

     

    “Vito Priante was a most likeable Figaro, in his spontaneous, resonant voice, crystal-clear diction, rhythmic buoyancy and sense of comedy.”  (ihearvoices.wordpress.com, February 2012)

  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

     

    “Vito Priante is young and tackles the title role with intelligence; it suits him and his lean physique to perfection: the voice is beautiful, with a seductive timbre that is smooth and golden. The interpretation is not exaggerated; he remains a polished and realistic man as opposed to the dreamer Count.”  (Teatro.org, December 2011)

     

    “Vito Priante è stato un Figaro di bella e duttile voce, oltre che disinvolto scenicamente, risultando un protagonista più che convincente.”  (L’Opera,November 2011)

  • Nozze di Figaro – Teatro la Fenice, Venice


    “Vito Priante
    (Figaro) canta con voce ben timbrata e nel contempo capace di buona agilità, oltre a mostrare un’adeguata presenza scenica anche nelle situazioni più movimentate” (gbopera.it, October 2011) 

  • Don Giovanni – Teatro la Fenice, Venice

     

    “...the Leporello of Vito Priante was distinguished by a seductive voice, perfectly emitted, elegant and refined phrasing in the recitatives as well as in the arias.”  (Teatro.org, September 2011)

     

    “Vito Priante è un interprete di notevole presenza scenica e presta la sua vocalità lirica al personaggio di Leporello, ma il livello tecnico è di ben altra levatura. Il cantante napoletano canta con un’eleganza, una fluidità, rotondità di suono veramente ammirevoli.”  (gbopera.it, September 2011)

    “Leporello dal fraseggio elegante e dalla vocalità seducente di Vito Priante, misurato degli accenti,  efficace nei recitativi, impeccabile nelle arie.”  (Operaclick.com, September 2011)

     

    “As his worthy counterpart Leporello, the elegant phrasing and seductive voice of Vito Priante sang with measured accents, effective in the recitatives and impeccable in the arias.” (OperaClick, September 2011)

  • Tamerlano – Teatro del Liceu, Barcellona

     

     

    In secondary roles, let us single out the brief but notable performance of bass-baritone Vito Priante (he has already sung the role of Leone in Munich). He imposes his character in a single aria (the second was unfortunately cut), the formidably virtuosic "Nel mondo e nel Abisso"  with dynamism and unstoppable technique,  accentuating the difficulties in a brilliant “da capo”.  (ResMusica, July 2011)

     

    “Vito prete enfin sa magnifique voix de basse au personagge de Leone, completant avec efficacitè (et luxueusement) le classique sextuor de l’opera baroque.”  (Concertonet.com, July 2011)

  • Mozart Trilogy – Opera de Lyon, Lyon



     “Le Guglielmo sans facon, d’un bloc, de Vito Priante, timbre profond vocalisation ardente.”  
    (Concertclassic.com, 2011)

     

    “…Ce n’est pas le cas du Figaro de Vito Priante, impeccabile sceniquement et la voix chaude, chaleureuse, bien poseé, à la diction et à l’émission parfaites: un vrai figaro, et sans doute un chanteur d’avnir”.   (Wandere.blog.lemonde.fr, 2011))

     

    “L’impressionante Vito Priante, interprète un Guglielmo sensuel, plein de vitalitè. Son Figaro dont la joie de vivre contagieuse gagne tous ceux qui l’approchant, fait preuve d’une grande force interieure.”   (Forumopera.com, 2011)

     

    “Vito Priante, aigu facile et grave enveloppant, excelle autant en Guglielmo qu’en Figaro.”  (Opera Magazine, mai 2011)

     

    “Mit bester Phrasierung sowie sicherem und festem Stimmsitz sang Vito Priante den Guglielmo noche besser einen sehr buhnenprasenten Figaro.”  (Das Opernglas, May 2011)

  • La Cenerentola

      

    “magnifique — et très prometteuse — voix de la basse italienne Vito Priante dans le rôle d'Alidoro”  (musicologie.org , Décembre 2010)

    “Vito Priante excelle dans le rôle du philosophe Alidoro, avec une voix d’une belle homogénéité” (odbopera.com, Décembre 2010)

     

    “Vito Priante compte parmi le meilleur interprète au monde du rôle de Alidoro.” (Opéra International, Décembre 2010)