Born in Naples Priante 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; The Royal Opera House, London.
His repertoire includes Conte and Figaro ( Le Nozze di Figaro), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Don Giovanni and Leporello (Don Giovanni ), 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), Escamillo (Carmen), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte ).
Priante is in demand as a concert artist with engagements including Betulia liberata
under Riccardo Muti, Haydn’s Stabat Mater at the Salzburg Festival, Haendel’s
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. Matthaeus Passion at Musikverein and St. Johannes Passion
at the An der Wien.
His recordings include, on DVD, Le Nozze di Figaro ( 2012 Glyndebourne Festival), Flaminio (Arthus Musik) and Motezuma (Dynamic) and the recent release of Jommelli Betulia Liberata ( RM Music), and on CD Vivaldi Montezuma (Archiv), Haendel Alcina and Floridante (Archiv ), Pietro il Grande ( Dynamic).
In 2009 he was awarded the XXVIII Franco Abbiati Prize
for Best Male Voice for his interpretation of the title role in Dallapiccola’s
Il Prigioniero at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding and directed by Peter Stein.
Vito currently lives in Paris.