In 2009 we made a decision to present you an unusual new and very complex work which Vitas had been preparing for three years. This is not just a new album; it is an important gain in Artist's creative work. Only you will be able to appreciate and understand emotional warmth, inner power an energy which Vitas put into this work. The artist created 40 minutes of musical creation "Light Of A New Day" tediously, choosing note by note the best, the strongest and the most sincere things which could be felt with the heart and soul. All Vitas's voice power, all abilities of his light energy filled this work which he called "Light Of A New Day".
This is the separate world of music and voice for those who needs emotional protection and an aura of kindness and light, who needs support in this life. We have received thousands of letters from different corners of the world for 10 years. People tell us about feelings and emotions which they had listening to Vitas's voice, feeling the atmosphere of the concert and music. Many people wrote about unusual and nearly magic influence of this atmosphere on their inner state. Many people try to use Vitas's music as a kind therapy, while some medical institutions Vitas's music therapy became an official part of medical programme. Here are some examples of such usage.
I, Sergey Pudovkin, thank Vitas for what his ability to make people happier and gives them confidence in today's and tomorrow's day. At least, it helps them with his creative work and power of his talent.
IRINA, MOSCOW: Oh, my God!!! Bless him! Give him Patience, Gladness, hearty Light, Inspiration and Love... Each his work like a new pearl appears in our hearts with tears of gladness as heaven-sent!!!!! You want to hear him again and again,... infinitely! I breathe this voice, plunging into thin ethereal world, but I cannot get to know this sweet secret of life... As a crystal starts to play with different colors of a rainbow, when the beam of the sun falls to it, as unsurpassed pure voice of Vitas plays and sparkles with all shades in a beam of divine light. This voice both flows with tenderness from the depth of the soul,and shrilly fills with itself all space... I do not know, whom I should thank,.. Vitas for his talent,..or the God who has created this miracle,.. or people due to whom he is on the stage... But I want to embrace all the world with fine feeling of gratitude, happiness and love!
VITAS first appeared on the Russian stage with his hit "OPERA N# 2" in December 2000. Vitas has following achievements during the period of his active creative work:
- he released nine albums ("Philosophy of Miracle", "Smile!", "Mother", "The Songs of My Mother", "Kiss As Long As Eternity", "Return Home. Part 1", "Return Home. Part 2", "XX-th Century HITS", "Light Of A New Day") which were entered into the Top Three most popular albums in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (according to the official sales)
- he released two singles ("Opera # 2" and "Goodbye"). According to the official sales results, the single "Opera # 2" was awarded a Russian Prize (established by the producers of phonograms "Record") as the bestselling single of 2001, 2002 and 2003
- he became a Musical Discovery of Year according to the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda" and the Internet Survey "FORUM 2001"
- he became a three-time-laureate of the festivals "The Song of the Year-2000", "The Song of the Year-2001" and "The Song of the Year-2002"
- he became a two-time-laureate of the People Prize "Golden Gramophone" for the song "Opera N# 2" in 2001 and for the song "Smile!" in 2002
- he became a four-time-laureate of the Musical Prize "PODIUM" for the most stylish achievements in pop music in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005
- he became a laureate of the prize "People’s HIT" in 2001, 2002 and 2003. His songs "Opera N# 2", "Smile!" ,"The Star" were the most frequently rotated ones in RF
- he became a winner of the Prize "100 Per Cent HIT" established by the radio station "HIT FM" in 2001 and 2003
- he was acknowledged the Soloist of the Year according to the results of the National Musical Prize "Ovation" in 2002
- According to the Russian Internet portal AFISHA.COM Vitas is recognized to be an actor among Russian actors in 2004, 2005, 2006 who has given the greatest number of concerts on the territory of Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, the Baltics, Israel.
- he established a indisputable record having organized the premiere of his solo concert in the State Kremlin Palace on March 29, 2002. Vitas became the youngest artist who performed a solo concert at the Kremlin
- he shot thirteen MVs ("Opera N# 2", "Opera N# 1", "Blessed Guru", "Smile!", "The Star", "Mother", "The Bird of Happiness", "Kiss As Long As Eternity", "Shores of Russia", "Lucia Di Lammermoorr", "Crane’s Crying", "Jamaica", "La Donna E Mobile")
In 2002 at the personal request of the Council of the Worldwide League "Intellect Without Drugs" Vitas and his producer Sergey Pudovkin joined the Board of Guardian of the Worldwide League and became its honorary members alongside with Patriarch of All Russia, Dalai Lama, Koffey Annan, Tina Turner,the presidents of more than 20 countries. Vitas was presented "the Stone of the World", which is 350 million years old, at the ceremony of purification at the foot of the sacred mountain Tashtar Ata. According to the legend, this stone has absorbed all the good deeds of the world during the whole history of the mankind.
Vitas presented his collection of the clothes "Autumn Dreams" on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace in September 29, 2002. The show included 42 styles of ladies’ outfits some of which had already been displayed in Almaty, Vilnius, Berlin, Tashkent, Tel Aviv, Ashkelon. At present Mr.Pudovkin is holding negotiations with western companies to create and promote the VITAS brand as his own line of clothing.
In December,2002 Vitas took part in the TV series which was a screen version of Mrs. Dontsova’s novel "A Beloved Scoundrel". He played the part of an artist coming to the capital from the provinces and causing a sensation on the pop stage with his unique voice and songs. Vitas created two soundtracks for the movie. During the filming the producers of the series offered Sergey Pudovkin to prolong the contract for the next serial cycle.
The premiere of the dramatic performance "Victor or Kids in Power" by Rogeur Vitraque took place on the stage of Mayakovsky's Theatre in spring, 2003. Vitas played the leading role of a nine-year-old boy. The director Dmitry Tcherniakov (a three-time-laureate of "The Golden Mask") and the producer Pavel Kaplevich invited Tatyana Drubich, Renata Litvinova and Mr. Romanov to participate in this project.
Vitas took part in the Festival of Indian Films which was held in Delhi from January 6 till January 11, 2003. Within the framework of the festival program Vitas gave a solo concert and took part in the opening ceremony.
Vitas got an invitation from Lucio Dalla, the composer, who created "In Memory of Caruso", to perform this famous song Vitas together with the author at the concerts "San Remo in Moscow" held in the State Kremlin Palace. Vitas’ voice enchanted not only the audience but Mr. Dalla himself. So the composer invited Vitas to come to Rome to take part in the rehearsals of "Toska", the modern version of the legendary opera.
Vitas presented his second solo program "The Songs of My Mother" in the Concert Hall "RUSSIA", Moscow in November 2003. It consisted of more than 30 compositions, 19 of which were being created by Vitas specially for the premiere. Two new albums of the artist were prepared and released for the premiere. One album included the songs which are considered to be the gold reserves of Russian pop-music, such as "Kings Can Do Everything", "Winter", "Chrysanthemums", "And the Gipsy is going", "The Bird of Happiness" and much more. The second album included only the new songs composed by Vitas – "An Autumn Leave", "The Star", "God, How I Love", "Even Stars will Like Letters", "Mother".
The Production Center "Pudovkin" organized an unprecedented tour with the program "The Songs of My Mother" in Russia and the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Israel and the Baltic States in 2004-2006. This concert program is favourite for the Spectator. The actor has come to many towns 3 and even 4 times with it, performing for the halls full of audience.
Vitas gave more than 600 performances with the program "The Songs of My Mother" in 2005, 2006. His touring schedule is filled till the premiere on 8, March 2007
Vitas became the most popular touring actor in Russia in 2004-2006. His premiere "The Songs of My Mother" was acknowledged "the best musical event of the year".
The album "A Kiss As Long As Eternity" released on October 8, 2004 had unprecedented record sales in Russia and CIS: more than 2 million copies were sold less than half a year. The total number of CDs sold during the period of the singer’s creative activity exceeded 100 million copies.
A bit unpleasant fact: according to the estimation of the independent agency "RINKON" Vitas’ albums are the most "favourite" for pirates. 20 000! variants of different albums of the actor were registered. And it’s only in Russia.
Vitas' entry to the Asian market took place in 2005. Mentality and perception was absolutely different from ours, the lack of knowledge of Russian were not on the way for dozen thousands of admirers from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan first to pay attention and then to love Vitas' creative work, his voice and songs. At the end of 2004 the site Vitas China Online was opened, and now the number of registered members of this the fan-club has exceeded one million 5 million 400 thousand people. There are more than 10 million people in the guest book. More than 600 fan-clubs have been formed in this region for half a year. Letters from Chinese friends overfill an electronic box of the actor daily.
Here some extracts from the letters of Chinese fans:
QIAN YING: He is like an elf, an angel who has come down from the sky. He is like a running river, dehiscent flowers, birds' singing... He is a divine gift, and we should thank the Lord that we live with him on our planet...
AILEEN ZHANG: He's a real miracle of our world. To the world where there is no belief, no dream, love and beauty, a boy, a prince has comes from the star. He's one of the heaven-sent.
I hopelessly fell in love with his voice at first sound. It's both a magnificent and an exciting thing. I have never heard such a voice. His music can be called magic, his songs are full of feelings, which are common for all mankind. His magic art has touched me. It opens fine world in front of me where only a pure sound and a pure soul exist. He's a dream for us, a beautiful, romantic, endless dream...
Thanks to startling love of Chinese friends Vitas took part in shootings of the New Year's program on China's TV (it is sure to be on the New Year according to the Chinese calendar). Vitas did not only congratulate Chinese friends on the New Year with the help of his songs, but he told some Chinese words either.
And 2007 has been a premiere year for the actor.
The Premiere "Return Home", which has been produced for three years, took place in March, 2007. More than 20 new Vitas'compositions were included into the premiere. Many songs have already become favourite for the audience. "Crane's Crying", "Shores of Russia", "I Ask All Saints", "The Little Prince", "I Repeat Your Name" are a small part of new songs which were presented to the audience at the premiere. There were duet works with I.Kobzon, N.Kadisheva, B. Moiseev with a symphonic orchestra conducted by N.Ustjuzhanin, and the chorus of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
A release of a new singer's album took place on the occasion of the premiere. It was presented in two parts. A new page in the life of the actor has been opened since this moment.
Vitas have arrived in Russia and China, the Ukraine and Belarus, the Baltics and Kazakhstan, Germany and the USA, Israel and Australia with the new program "Return Home", with new feelings and emotions, with new songs. It was a real return home because there is a Spectator who is waiting for and loves the Actor in all these countries.
The Actor has been appearing on the stage in brilliant mood for several years amazing and admiring million people with his voice, nobleness of music and lyrics, light energy, atmosphere of happiness and love.
In September 2007 International Welfare Fund "Patrons of Art of Century" made a decision to award Vitas and Sergey Pudovkin with the prize "Service to the Art" for their major contribution to the development of Russian Art.
There is a new important event in a creative life of the artist in November, 2007. The contract was signed between Gemini Sun Records (USA) and the producer center "Pudovkin" after a stunning Vitas's success in Asia and a sensation among Vitas's solo concerts on the largest stages of Asia and the sale of CD and DVD. The contract was signed to release Audio-Visual Connect Series™ , two CDs - Musical Video DVD and Musical collection CD on the territory of the USA. This event marked the beginning of Vitas's world premiere.
Here is a press release, made by the official label of Vitas in the USA Gemini Sun Records company.
In February 2008 Vitas became a laureate of the National Prize of the public recognition of Russian Citizens' achievements "Russian Citizen Of The Year" in the nomination "Art without limits". The exalted aims of the Prize is to be recognized as one of the most prestigious world prizes to award citizens of the country for their great services for the homeland. The award ceremony with the National Prize "Russian Citizen Of The Year" to laureates is on of the glorious traditions to celebrate the best people of the Russian Federation.
The Chinese Organizing Committee of the XXIX Olympic Games invited a well-known Russian Artist Vitas to take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Sailing Games. The Opening Ceremony took place in the seaside city Qingdao, China on August 9th, 2008.
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“Century Dream - Welcome to Olympics - 2008” is event of a national level and huge evening show which took place in Beijing on July, 29. This show is organized by China Ministry of Propaganda, the national Gym chief Bureau, Beijing Olympic Committee, the Government of Beijing and CCTV. Millions of people all over the world watched this grandiose live event which will declare "countdown" to the Opening Olympic Games. The scale of show, gold team of superstars of world culture, great number of guests and official persons from different countries present magnificence and grandiosity of Olympics in Beijing. We thank Mr Vitas for his support and his participation in this historical event."
The company EVOLUTION LTD released CD/DVD Vitas Audio Visual Connect Series with English, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese Subtitles in Hong Kong on August, 4th, 2008
The release of this product also will take place in territory of S.E.Asia - Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Macau, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Papua New Guinea in the near future.
In October 2008 the largest world label UNIVERSAL JAPAN has declared the beginning of an advertising campaign for album of Russian star Vitas Audio-Visual Connect Series ™.
Press-conference of S.Pudovkin, Vitas's producer, devoted to the beginning of the world tour "Sleepless Night" was in Bucharest on February, 6, 2009. The first performance within the bounds of the tour took place on the most prestigious stage of Rumania "Sala Palatului" on February, 25. Six thousand people were eyewitnesses of high-technology show where the Artist presented not only his hits and premiere of his songs from the album of the same name, but as well as songs in Chinese, Italian, English and even Romanian.
A legendary Maestro Gheorghe ZAMFIR was on the stage "Sala Palatului" in Bucharest to congratulate Vitas with his success. Mr Gheorghe ZAMFIR is a virtuoso who has four platinum discs and he has become a cult musician in Europe. He was surprised by the Artist's talent and prepared a special musical present, a composition devoted to the singer.
During the press-conference in the presence of mass media from 12 European countries Mr ZAMFIR said his brilliant artistic talent and voice exceeding the legendary Farinelli had ensured Vitas "the sold out" all over the Europe. And producer Sergey Pudovkin got a surprise - a collection champagne with the name VITAS.
The level of the interest to a legendary vocalist was so high in Europe, that the solo concert was shot by the First national TV channel with the following broadcasting all over the European channels. Spoilt by various shows Europe welcomed Vitas and applauded him.
On February,18, 2009 Vitas became the only invited artist who performed at the Opening Ceremony of the World Student Games in Harbin. .
This performance was watched in 86 countries. Next day Vitas received a unique fantastic present on his birthday. It was a sculpture created by the sculptor from Guangzhou. Now this sculpture is kept at GUANGZHOU ACADEMY OF ARTS, China.
Vitas became a real sensation in the world according to both a number of sold CD copies (more than 100 million sold CDs) and a large scale spectacle and high quality tour "Return home" in Asia 2008, where there were more than 500,000 people and an incredible fever about these concerts.
But the biggest sensation is people's feeling at Vitas's performances: ecstasy and stunning emotions when a thousand-people stadium are chanting "bravo" in a single impulse.
It is this stage unsurpassed mastery, many-sided repertoire, sincere charm of the Artist, overflowing positive emotions on the stage and in the concert hall, the voice, enrapturing with its great range and intonation accuracy, which let Vitas become an elite of the world show business. This is the first case of our pop-music when the most prestigious concert halls of the world are competing to book the Artist, when there are up to 50,000 people at the concerts, and the offers to arrange large-scale tours are received for 2012.
A skilled performance of the world masterpieces such as «Nessun Dorma», «La donna mobile», «Ave Maria», «O sole, mio» in Italian, the famous songs «The Tibetan Plateau», «Jasmine Flower» in Chinese and, of course, a series of author’s compositions by Vitas, created for the premiere, prepared an unusual success in the Artist’s new work: SLEEPLESS NIGHT is a premiere which will be presented to your attention, the premiere which is being waited for in the world.
But something unreal happen before the beginning of the world tour: Russian actor, singer Vitas played one of the leading parts in the historical film "MULAN", the director is JINGLE MA (Russian audience knows him by his works "Mummy" and "Mummy-2"). Vitas was so confident and original at the shootings "MULAN" so that he got an invitation to the participation in three large-scale film projects in the studios of Hong- Kong and the USA. Vitas's story as an actor has just begun and the first step, which struck the participants of the film crew and the audience, has already been done.
The worls premiere of "MULAN" is anticipated in winter, 2009. Of course, the film soundtrack has been recorded by Vitas in Beijing studio at the first take, performing five and a half octaves which are exorbitant even for Vitas. But this was the task because the army of many thousands got going to the battle with his voice.
This is the first time when Russian musician took part in the world blockbuster, playing the main part with the leading actors of the world film industry. And the producer S. Pudovkin got an offer to control the spreading and development of Asian studios film sales in CIS and Europe.
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