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VITAS Author. Composer. Actor.

26-05-2007

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 seven albums ("Philosophy of Miracle", "Smile!", "Mother", "The Songs of My Mother", "Kiss As Long As Eternity", "Return Home. Part 1", "Return Home. Part 2") which were entered into the Top Three most popular albums in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. (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 "Peoples 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 eleven 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", "Cranes Crying")
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. Dontsovas 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 singers creative activity exceeded 10 million copies.
A bit unpleasant fact: according to the estimation of the independent agency "RINKON" Vitas albums are the most "favourite" for pirates. 1300! variants of different albums of the actor were registered. And its 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 20 thousand people. There are more than one 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...

The first Vitas' album will be released on the territory of China in the near future. Vitas prepares four songs in the Chinese language. Pudovkin S.N. is planning the organization of the tour over the Asian region, on the largest stages of China, Hong Kong, Singapore,Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan in 2006 - 2008.

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 under the control of 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 will arrive 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 will be 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.

Source: www.vitas.com.ru

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