Vittorio Grigolo

Season 17/18 Artist
© Alessandro Dobici

Born in Arezzo in Tuscany, Vittorio Grigolo began his career in the choir of the Sistine Chapel. At the age of twenty-three, he became the youngest tenor ever to have performed at La Scala Milan. He was then invited to appear at the major international opera houses: Covent Garden in London where, in 2010, his debut as the Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon was particularly acclaimed; the Metropolitan Opera in New York where he recently sang The Tales of Hoffmann; Washington Opera, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Zurich Opera, the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Chorégies in Orange etc. He has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Antonio Pappano... He has interpreted major roles in Faust, Romeo and Juliet, Werther, The Tales of Hoffmann, La Bohème, Lucrezia Borgia, Gianni Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro, Don Carlos, La Traviata and Rigoletto. He made his Paris debut in 2013 in Lucia di Lammermoor. He has also performed in concert: in August 2013 he took part in the first “Concert de Paris” at the Champ de Mars, performing before more than 800,000 spectators and he recently gave a recital at the Metropolitan Opera. He has recorded West Side Story as well as a number of albums with Sony Classical: The Italian Tenor, for which he was awarded the “Discovery of the Year” Diapason in 2010; Arriverderci (2011), Ave Maria (2013) and The Romantic Hero (2014). In 2010, he sang the role of the Duke of Mantua in the film version of Rigoletto, which was shot in Mantua in the original setting, with Placido Domingo in the title role and he was recently to be seen in La Bohème, broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden throughout the world. Opera Magazine named him “Best Tenor” in 2011 for his performance as Des Grieux at Covent Garden in London and he received the prestigious Echo Klassic Newcomer also in 2011. This season he is appearing as Nemorino in L’Elixir d’Amour at the Metropolitan Opera and in the title role in Werther at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

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