Robertino Loreti, singer. Робертино Лорети, певец. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer, 2007

Robertino Loreti is an internationally renowned Italian singer, famous for the songs he performed as a teenager, such as “Ave Maria”, “O sole mio”, “Jamaica”, and others.

He is best known and loved in Eastern Europe, where LPs with his songs were sold in millions of copies during the Soviet time. Robertino is still popular in this part of the world and his concerts are usually sell-outs.

Although the singer himself matured decades ago and supposed to be called Roberto, he is primarily known for his pet name.

We met for a photoshoot in Cafe de Paris in Rome, situated opposite the Excelsior hotel frequented by many celebrities throughout the years. Among its guests was famous actor-comedian Totò, who revealed Robertino to the world.

// Sasha Krasnov