Inspirato is the seventeenth studio album by Yanni, released in 2014 (see 2014 in music). To create the album, Yanni collaborated with opera tenor Plácido Domingo and producer Ric Wake to select distinguished vocalists to perform songs that Yanni had previously released over his career. The albums tracks are based on selected songs from throughout Yannis career, but have newly created lyrics sung by distinguished vocalists having opera backgrounds. The dominant language of the albums lyrics is Italian. The album, with its lyrical and classical elements, was characterized as reflecting a radical change in Yannis style. Despite the albums use of opera singers, Yanni emphasized the album was "not opera." Yanni collaborated with tenor Plácido Domingo and producer Ric Wake to match Yanni’s songs to the respective vocalists. In part because of the distinguished vocalists' schedules, the project is said to have required four years to complete.