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Vittorio Grigòlo is renowned for his soaring tenor voice, his handsome stage presence, and his unmatched success in the fields of opera and popular music. But he learned his craft in a very different arena of music-making. From the ages of 11 to 14 he was a chorister with the legendary SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR in Rome, one of the oldest choirs in the world and the source of western religious music. For this reason, he brings a uniquely authentic approach to his intimate sacred album Ave Maria, available now from Sony Classical. "I want to let people know where I come from, and to share my story," says Vittorio, who personally unearthed some of the hidden scores from the Vatican and closely advised on several of the orchestral arrangements.
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Vittorio Grigolo, ideal for his Met role in 'The Tales of Hoffmann' / The Epoch Times
Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" (The Tales of Hoffmann) is back at the Metropolitan Opera in a sparkling production, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring tenor Vittorio Grigolo. They, plus a strong supporting cast, the excellent orchestra under conductor Johannes Debus and the chorus under Donald Palumbo, make this revival is a treat for opera lovers. From his golden voice to his matinee id...
Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star in new Sony Classical release / OperaWire
Sony Classical will be releasing the Royal Opera House's "Les Contes D'Hoffmann." The production stars Vittorio Grigolo in the title role as well as Sonya Yoncheva as Antonia. Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina also star in the production that was conducted by Evelino Pido. When the production opened last fall, critics were ecstatic and said, "Vittorio Grigolo was strapping, se...
Vittorio Grigolo makes Aspen Music Festival debut / Aspen Times
Acclaimed Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo will make his Aspen debut this evening in a highly anticipated recital at the Benedict Music Tent. The 38-year-old singer has been hailed as "the next Pavarotti" since his 2010 debuts at the Metropolitan Opera and London's Royal Opera House. "He's at the beginning phase of an important phase in his career," Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Al...
Vittorio Grigolo: The full-throttle opera star / BBC
"If you go backstage at an opera, the sound engineers, with the headphones on their head, it looks like a pit box." - Vittorio Grigòlo
He is perhaps best known as an opera singer, having headlined at La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and, until 5 February, in the New York City Metropolitan Opera's production of Offenbach's Les Co...
Vittorio Grigolo on getting young people to the opera / The Wall Street Journal interview
Vittorio Grigolo is the tenor of the moment. The 37-year-old Italian first made a name for himself singing the key role of Rudolfo in "La Bohème" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2010 and since then has become the important young male face of the opera world. The former Sistine Chapel chorister will end his summer tour with a return to the 13,000-seat Arena di Verona. He will play Romeo in...
Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero / Winnipeg Free Press review
Since first bursting onto the scene with 2006 pop shmaltz album In the Hands of Love, Italian lyric tenor Vittorio Grigolo has morphed from crossover artist to serious opera star, with six albums to date. The Grammy-nominated singer wears his heart on his sleeve in this ooh-la-la collection of French opera arias, The Romantic Hero. The 12 tracks, featuring lushly scored music by Massenet, Gounod, Biz...
Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero / Classical Candor review
Here is the next installment in a series of recordings by the Italian operatic tenor I've only recently heard of. That's still not saying much, however, because I know very little about the current state of things operatic. Whatever, The Romantic Hero is Vittorio Grigolo's fifth solo album, most of them devoted to short operatic selections rather than full-length operas. It doesn't seem t...
Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero / The Classical Reviewer
Born in Arezzo, Tuscany and raised in Rome, Vittorio Grigòlo was only four when he discovered his passion for music, becoming a soloist in the Sistine Chapel choir. Having made his debut as the Shepherd in Tosca at the age of thirteen, he began his vocal training in earnest, and at twenty-three became the youngest tenor ever to perform at La Scala, Milan. Within a few years, he was appearing aroun...
Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero / WFMT 'New Release Of the Week'
Established as one of the world's leading Italian tenors, Vittorio Grigòlo has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, La Scala and more. Throughout his career, an integral part of his success has been in French operas. His international breakthrough came in the role of Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon at the Royal Opera House in 2010. Grigòlo's new album, ‘The Romanti...
Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero / The Buffalo News review
Tenor Vittorio Grigolo has been making a name for himself at the Metropolitan Opera, recently singing Rudolfo in "La Boheme." Before that, he made a name for himself in Italy, where he grew up singing in the Sistine Chapel. I liked a disc of sacred music he released not long ago, titled Ave Maria. The Romantic Hero shows a different side of him. But no one can argue that it is an alluring side. Grigo...
Vittorio Grigolo's upcoming CD - 'The Romantic Album' features Gounod, Meyerbeer, Massenet, Bizet and Offenbach / Latinos Post
Vittorio Grigolo has announced his new album "The Romantic Hero" on Twitter and Facebook and will feature a number of arias from Gounod, Meyerbeer, Massenet, Bizet, Halevy, and Offenbach. The album will mark Grigolo's fourth CD with Sony Classical. He made his solo album debut with the label in 2010 with "The Italian Tenor." His follow up album was "Arrivederci" which was released in 2011. "Ave Maria...
Vittorio Grigolo: Ave Maria is WFMT: Chicago 'New Release of the Week'
Vittorio Grigòlo is renowned for his soaring tenor voice and his success as an opera star, performing with The Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. But he learned his craft in a very different arena. From age 11 to 14, Grigòlo was a chorister with the legendary Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome. He draws on this background to bring a uniquely authentic approach to his intimate album of ...
One of the finest tenors in recent times, Vittorio Grigolo releases: The Italian Tenor
Sony Classical proudly announces its debut release by the highly-acclaimed tenor Vittorio Grigolo. Hailed as one of the finest tenors in recent times, Grigolo's recording of The Italian Tenor will be available on October 5 and features famous arias and lesser known discoveries. Also, on October 16, Grigolo makes his highly anticipated debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in La Bo...
On 'Arrivederci,' exciting young Tenor: Vittorio Grigolo gives us his personal take on Italy's musical heritage
Hailed by the Independent as "the most exciting young male talent in opera today," Vittorio Grigolo follows up his Sony Classical debut album, The Italian Tenor, with his second release, Arrivederci - a fresh and personal take on Italy's exceptional musical heritage. Also on November 6, Vittorio will also make his west coast operatic debut at the LA Opera, starring as Roméo...