Patrizio Franco Buanne (born 20 September 1978 in Vienna, Austria) is an Neapolitan-Austrian baritone singer, songwriter, and producer.
Patrizio Buanne was born in Vienna, Austria to Franco and Alina Buanne from the city of Naples. His parents moved to central Europe due to work and believed Buanne would receive better quality of medical care for his birth in Vienna (where his father Franco was a chef). He spent his childhood living and travelling from an early age between Naples, other parts of Italy, and Vienna for his parents' restaurant business, developing a passion for languages and studied at the University of Vienna and Rome. He speaks Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Polish.
Buanne began participating in talent contests at age 11. Several small musical productions and gigs with his self-formed rock and roll band and as a solo performer followed. When he was 17, a music industry manager proposed a performance on the occasion of the Papal visit in Wroclaw, Poland. The song, which was half in Italian and half in Polish, had been written for the opening mass, and with 85,000 people in attendance, the exposure led to his first record named Angelo di Dio in 1997. At age 19, Buanne graduated from school in Vienna and moved to Naples. He attended university to study languages, while looking for opportunities in the entertainment industry also in Rome. He was a guest and entertainer on Italian television shows such as Momenti di Gloria, Domenica In and Libero. This led to a contract with the production company that produced shows for RAI and Mediaset. Due to the limited offered opportunities Buanne started to shape his own ideas and concepts.
In 2004, Buanne approached a producer with the idea of recording a collection of romantic Italian songs with an orchestra. This led to his international debut album, The Italian, which was finished in London at the Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Released in February 2005, it reached the top ten on the pop charts in the United Kingdom. The album was certified gold in the UK, Austria and Finland, platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, double platinum in South Africa and even triple platinum in Australia.
Following The Italian's international release, Buanne performed two mayor tours in 2006, including a six-week tour of theatres and concert venues in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Europe.
His live concert DVD was broadcast on the American public television network PBS, which led to his first US tour.
In October 2006, Buanne was invited by Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, the chairman of the National Italian American Foundation, to perform at their annual gala in Washington, D.C. where he met the President of the United States.
Buanne's second album, Forever Begins Tonight, reached No. 15 in the UK and No. 7 on the US Billboard World Albums Chart. The album included an Italian version of the Robbie Williams's song "Angels" (entitled "Un Angelo").
In 2011, he released his first Afrikaans-language album Dankie-Suid Afrika, and 2012 his first German-language album, Wunderbar both certified with great success.
He has recorded in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Afrikaans, Japanese, and Chinese.
- Angelo di Dio (1997)
- Shake the Spaghetti (2002)
- The Italian (2005)
- Forever Begins Tonight (2007)
- Patrizio (2009)
- Life Is Beautiful: Dankie Suid Afrika (2011)
- Wunderbar (2012)
- Viva la Dolce Vita (2015)
|Year||Title||AUT ||AUS ||FIN ||NZ ||UK ||US Jazz ||US World |
|2007||Forever Begins Tonight||6||7||18||21||15||—||7|
|2015||Viva la Dolce Vita||—||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016||Bravo Patrizio||—||45 ||—||—||—||—||—|