This new album of Italian baritone Vittorio Prato is dedicated to the music of Francesco Paolo Tosti - one of the most famous composers of the late XIXth century.
His English songs, written in London on English verses, were extremely popular and sung not only in the drawing rooms of Queen Victoria, where Tosti was a singing master to the Royal Family, but all over the world.
This unique collection, accompanied on the piano by illustrious Vincenzo Scalera, is enriched with the personal story of Vittorio Prato where he reflects on becoming an Artist, on his path in the world of music and on subtle parallels with Tosti’s own career that inspired him to create this album.
Available from February 12, 2021
"It was with great pleasure that I met the Missoni family at "Japan Orfeo", a combination of music by the great Monteverdi and art and traditions from Japan. This production marked my debut in Asia in a leading role, wearing the marvellous Missoni costumes which contributed to the enormous success of this immensely significant event" - stated Vittorio Prato recently.
Missoni's creativity, an indisputable milestone in the realm of luxury knitwear, never ceases to enchant Vittorio. His luggage always contains some of those iconic Missoni Uomo garments which are a perfect representation of naturally sophisticated Italian style, making him one of the brand's highly esteemed ambassadors.
It is their native Puglia which links Vittorio Prato and Sartoria Latorre. Vittorio Prato is proud to be from Lecce, while Michele Latorre and his sons, Vito, Alberto, Luciano and Alessio come from Locorotondo, one of the most enchanting villages in the Valle d'Itria.
Sartoria Latorre was created in 1965 as a small business designing bespoke tailored garments and is still present in Locorotondo where it currently employs around 150 workers, who specialise in creating unique, premium-quality garments. The company has achieved a perfect balance between the manual skills of traditional tailoring and the new, fresh, lively entrepreneurial spirit brought to the company by the second generation. Their perfectly tailored garments are sold in Italy and beyond, in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Japan and China.
Vittorio has chosen to wear Sartoria Latorre, captured by the beautiful fabrics and the great attention to detail. This is a perfect example of Italian-designed clothes appearing with Vittorio on a special occasion: the Rossini 150 concert at the Italian Cultural Institute in Beijing on November 2nd 2018.
Finally! My 2021 is starting with a wonderful news: the release of my Cd-Book "Songs from far away", available from 12th February!
I'm glad I collaborated with Vincenzo Scalera at the piano.
"Vittorio Prato’s Corrado was fluently sung and technically secure".
George Loomis NEW YORK TIMES
A well-known specialist of bel canto repertory, italian baritone Vittorio Prato has sung the leading roles in operas by Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, standing out internationally as one of the most interesting singers 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, Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Opera Comique in Paris, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, National Theatre in Beijing, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Lausanne, Staatsoper Hamburg, Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux, Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, Palau de les Arts in Valencia...
"SONGS FROM FAR AWAY"
Songs by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Vittorio Prato (Baritone)
Vincenzo Scalera (piano)
CD BOOK - 2021