Though the album, Patrizio Buanne’s third, was released overseas in 2009 and has been certified platinum, the young Italian baritone only recently began making waves in the U.S., thanks largely to a PBS special. The sort of waves Buanne makes tend to be of the tidal variety, both in terms of presentation and venue. Minimalist settings aren’t his style-all three of his albums have been recorded with the Royal Philharmonic-and he attracts stadium-sized audiences. Think of him as the Italian Michael Bublé, blended with a healthy dose of Placido Domingo.
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