Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Rolando Villazón and Katherine Jenkins
Billboard has the exclusive stream of the new album, "Inspirato."
The project took four years to complete and “30 years to write the music that inspired it.” To complete the album, Yanni collaborated with Domingo and Ric Wake to pair the composer’s music with the perfect voice for each song.
"This album 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 tells Billboard.com. “It is also about imagination, creativity, love, kindness, compassion, integrity, parents, country, peace, unity, belief and faith in our future… it is all possible."
"Inspirato" is out April 29 through Sony Masterworks. Yanni is currently on a worldwide tour.
Track List For 'Inspirato':
1. Renée Fleming - "I Genitori"
2. Vittorio Grigòlo - "Come Un Sospiro"
3. Plácido Domingo - "Ode Alla Grecia"
4. Katherine Jenkins - "L’Ombra Dell’Angelo"
5. Nathan Pacheco - "Amare Di Nuovo"
6. Plácido Domingo & Renée Fleming - "Hasta El Último Momento"
7. Plácido Domingo, Nathan Pacheco, Plácido Domingo Jr.,
Micaëla Oeste, Chloe Lowery - 'Riconoscimento"
8. Russell Watson - "Incanto"
9. Plácido Domingo Jr. - "Il Primo Tocco"
10. Lauren Jelencovich - "Usignolo"
11. Rolando Villazón - "La Prima Luce"
12. Pretty Yende – "Ode À L’Humanité"
13. Katherine Jenkins & Nathan Pacheco - "Nello Specchio"
North America Tour Dates:
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