Patrizio Buanne

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Patrizio Buanne
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Patrizio Buanne in Thailand, 2005
Background information
Birth name

Patrizio Franco Buanne

Born (1978-09-20) 20 September 1978 (age 37)
Vienna, Austria
Origin Vienna, Austria and Naples
Genres Adult contemporary, pop, oldies
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1991–present
Labels Universal Records, Warner Music,

Patrizio Franco Buanne (born 20 September 1978 in Vienna, Austria)[1][2][3][4] is an Neapolitan-Austrian[2][4][5] baritone singer, songwriter, and producer.


Early life[edit]

Patrizio Buanne was born in Vienna, Austria to Neapolitan parents Franco and Alina Buanne from the city of Naples.[1][2][4] 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).[1] He spent his childhood living and travelling from an early age between his family's hometown Naples, Italy, and Vienna, Austria, 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.[1]


Buanne began participating in talent contests at age 11.[1] 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 at the occasion of the Papal visit in Wroclaw, Poland. The song, which was half in Italian, 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.[6] The album was certified gold in the UK, Austria and Finnland, platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, double platinum in South Africa and even triple platinum in Australia.[7]

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[6] and No. 7 on the US Billboard World Albums Chart.[8] 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.[9]



Year Title AUT
US Jazz
US World
2005 The Italian 8 3 11 2 10 5
2007 Forever Begins Tonight 6 7 18 21 15 7
2009 Patrizio 17 4 5
2012 Wunderbar 27
2015 Viva la Dolce Vita 33
2016 Bravo Patrizio 45


  1. ^ a b c d e Rizzo, John (Fall 2009). "Patrizio Buanne (exclusive interview)". Amici Journal XXI (XI): 2–3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Patrizio Buanne – Italian Singer Gives An Exclusive Interview As He Embarks on His US Tour & New Album Release". Italian American Girl. 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Q&A with Romantic Pop Crooner Patrizio Buanne". Wolf Trap blog. 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Pukl, Casey (10 November 2011). "Patrizio, "Why Did You Have to Be," So Darn Charming?". anthologysd. 
  5. ^ Harper, Hilary (23 May 2011). "Sian Prior, Izzeldin Abuelaish, Patrizio Buanne". 
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ Warner Music (19 October 2012). "Patrizio Info". 
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  9. ^ Benson, John (19 October 2012). "Singing star Buanne won't tamper with success International star at Stambaugh". 
  10. ^ "Discographie Patrizio Buanne". (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australian Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Finnish Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Official Charts: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "US Billboard Jazz Albums: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "US Billboard World Albums: Patrizio Buanne". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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