Mikelangelo Loconte is an Italian singer, author, composer, musician, performer and artistic director. He began his acting and performing career in France, in the musical Les Nouveaux Nomades by Claude Barzotti and Anne-Marie Gaspard. Without speaking French, he recorded all his songs in a studio using phonetic writing. Discovered in Belgium by Alec Mansion, Loconte worked as an artistic director in the studio La Chapelle in Waimes. He reached star status portraying Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the musical Mozart, l'opéra rock, directed by Dove Attia and Albert Cohen. His first single, "Tatoue-moi", was a number-one hit in France in 2009. Mikelangelo Loconte is a new ambassador of the Organisation for the Prevention of Blindness.