Born in Catania, Salvo Vitale began his vocal studies at the Scuola Civica di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan, continuing his training with Eduardo Abumradi, Edith Martelli and Anatoli Goussev, and attending master classes given by Alan Curtis. His concert career has seen him interpret a repertoire that ranges from madrigals to cantatas, from oratorios to Baroque operas. Appreciated for both his deep bass voice and wide range, he has played, among others, all bass roles in Monteverdi's works, including performances at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Opéra de Paris, De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, the Opéra de Dijon, the Stavovské divadlo in Prague, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Theater an der Wien, the Tokyo Opera City Hall, the Opéra Royal de Versailles, the Opéra royal de Wallonie in Liège.
Thanks to his stentorian yet flexible voice, he is an appreciated performer of oratorio roles of great dramatic force. At the same time, he is sought for his vocal sensitivity by the most prestigious madrigal ensembles.
Among the recordings, it is worth mentioning the collaboration with Cecilia Bartoli in Steffani’s Stabat Materfor Decca, Orfeoand Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaby Monteverdi for Glossa, Perez’s Il Mattuttino de’ Mortifor Sony, and many others for Naïve, Stradivarius, Chandos, K617, Dynamic, Amadeus, Symphonia, and Brilliant.