Celebrated in 1996 with a victory at the famous Festival di Sanremo, Tiziana ‘Tosca’ Donati is one of Italy’s most prestigious singers and actresses.
Over a career spanning almost 30 years, she has released 15 albums, won numerous prizes, including several Targa Tenco, the most prestigious Italian cultural awards, and accumulated collaborations with the greatest Italian and international artists, including Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, Chico Buarque, Ivano Fossati, Renzo Arbore, Ron, Lucio Dalla, among others.
Her latest studio album, ‘Morabeza’, represents a new creative stage in a journey that has taken Tosca to major stages on an extensive world tour with stops in Dubai, Algeria, Tunisia, Brazil, France, Italy and Spain.
‘Morabeza’ features original songs and interpretations of world music classics, sung with some of the international artists Tosca met on this journey, including Ivan Lins, Arnaldo Antunes, Lenine, Luísa Sobral with whom the Italian singer shares the duet ‘Un Giorno in Piú’ composed by Luísa, especially for this record. ‘Morabeza’ also includes a version of ‘Amar pelos Dois’, an emblematic song composed by the Portuguese singer-songwriter.
For this new work, Tosca is again awarded two Targa Tenco prizes, this time in the categories Best Song and Best Performance Album.
In 2020, 24 years after shining in Sanremo, Tosca returns to the festival, where she repeats the feat and is awarded the prize for Best Composition for the song ‘Ho amato tutto’, written by the illustrious Italian composer Pietro Cantarelli, and later included in the first re-edition of ‘Morabeza’.
On 10 May, Tosca will present her latest album in Lisbon and will sing songs in several languages, including French, Italian, Greek and Portuguese, sharing the stage with several guests, to be revealed in due course.
Paulo Sousa Martins