Inspirato is Yanni’s seventeenth studio album, released in 2014. 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 album’s tracks are based on selected songs from throughout Yanni’s career, but have newly-created lyrics sung by distinguished vocalists having opera backgrounds. The dominant language of the album’s lyrics is Italian. The album, with its lyrical and classical elements, was characterized as reflecting a radical change in Yanni’s style. Despite the album’s use of opera singers, Yanni emphasized the album was “not opera.”