EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Video for Yanni's "Riconoscimento" ("Tribute") from 'Inspirato,' Featuring Plácido Domingo and Plácido Domingo, Jr.
If you're still counting, Inspirato is celebrated Greek composer Yanni Chryssomallis' seventeenth studio album, released last month on Sony Masterworks.
A record some four years in the making, Inspirato finds Yanni teamed up with tenor, baritone and Los Angeles Opera head Plácido Domingo--as well as Ric Wake (the producer behind the CD and DVD for Yanni Voices back in 2009)--to handpick vocalists to perform songs that Yanni has released over his career.
Featuring vocal contributions from Plácido Domingo (and Plácido Domingo, Jr.), reigning Super Bowl champ Renée Fleming, Welsh songbird Katherine Jenkins and Mexican-French tenor Rolando Villazón, the record delivers on talents galore.
"[Inspirato] is about all the loves in my life. Never losing faith in humanity and our incredible ability to overcome just about anything we are challenged with,” Yanni told Billboard. “It is also about imagination, creativity, love, kindness, compassion, integrity, parents, country, peace, unity, belief and faith in our future…it is all possible."
If ever the impossible seemed plausible, then it would certainly be inspired to exist during the gloriously shot video for Inspirato's seventh track, "Riconoscimento" (or, in Italian, "Tribute"). Yes, that's both Domingoes you hear here, rounded out with Nathan Pacheco, Micaëla Oeste and Chloe Lowery.
Watch, share and buy the video below, or head on over to Classicalite's TV page to screen in full.
Yanni is currently on an international tour, but North American dates start in August:
8/7/14 - Brooklyn, NY, Cushman & Wakefield Theatre
8/8/14 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
8/9/14 - Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/14 - Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
8/13/14 - Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
8/15/14 - Vienna, VA, The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
8/16/14 - Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum
8/19/14 - Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
8/20/14 - Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
8/22/14 - Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand at Foxwoods
8/23/14 - Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center
8/24/14 - Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
9/4/14 - Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre
9/5/14 - Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
9/6/14 - Hoffman Estates, IL, Sears Center
9/9/14 - Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
9/10/14 - Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
9/12/14 - Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/13/14 - Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
9/14/14 - Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
9/16/14 - Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
9/17/14 - Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center
9/19/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
9/20/14 - San Diego, CA, Civic Theatre
9/21/14 - Costa Mesa, CA, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
TBA - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheater
TBA - Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre