Vittorio Grigolo Italian tenor 1977-

Vittorio Grigolo Italian tenor 1977-

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Des Grieux (Manon). He has since returned to sing the title role in Faust, Alfredo Germont (La traviata). The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème) and Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for The Royal Opera.

Vittorio Grigolo Italian tenor 1977-

Vittorio Grigolo was born in Arezzo and raised in Rome, where he sang as a soloist with the Sistine Chapel Choir. He made his operatic debut as the Shepherd Boy (Tosca) for Rome Opera and went on to study with Danilo Rigosa. At the age of 23 he became the youngest tenor to perform at La Scala, Milan. Since then he has sung at many of the world’s leading opera houses, in repertory including Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Werther, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Roméo.

Sony

Grigolo is a recording artist for Sony, with whom he has made several award-winning solo albums. He has also appeared as Alfredo in a televised broadcast of La traviata from Zürich’s main railway station. And as the Duke of Mantua in a worldwide live television broadcast of Rigoletto from Mantua. Opposite Plácido Domingo in the title role.
Italy announces a formidable return to the opera stage with the young Italian tenor, Vittorio Grigòlo. His exceptional vocal and dramatic talents have been widely praised by the world’s press. Vittorio’s 2010 debut at London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Des Grieux in Manon. Was described

as” the most sensational debut to be heard at Covent Garden for some time. He’s got everything the role demands – a voice that flows, terrific looks, an instinctive sense of theatre”. The Guardian

Arezzo

Born in Arezzo, Tuscany and raised in Rome, Vittorio was only four when he discovered his passion for music; a few years later he was made 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 around the world under the batons of Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta. Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel and Antonio Pappano.
Current season
Events in the current season include his debut at the Paris Opera in Lucia di Lammermoor in Fall 2013. Performances at La Scala, Milan, La Boheme in Vienna and New York and the release of his new album “Ave Maria” on Sony Classical. Drawing inspiration from his childhood singing in the legendary Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican. Vittorio now brings together an intimate collection of uplifting and beautiful spiritual songs, together with the very choir that shaped his musical beginnings.

Repertoire

He has a repertoire that includes some 24 operas from amongst others, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Bernstein and the sacred works of Rossini. As one of the leading tenors of his generation, he now performs in the world’s most prestigious opera houses including La Scala, Milan, The Royal Opera House, London, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Washington National Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Opernhaus Zurich, Palau de Les Arts Valencia, and Chorégies D’Orange to name just a few.

Recent operatic appearances include the lead roles in Faust, Roméo et Juliette, Manon, Don Carlo andLes Contes d’Hoffmann, along with La Bohème, Lucrezia Borgia, La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro, and Rigoletto.

Conserts

He brings the same energy to his live concert performances as he does to his operatic roles. In 2008 he was invited to sing before an audience of over 40,000 at an event organized in Chicago as a tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti. In 2010 Vittorio collaborated with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a special gala concert performance of Rigoletto in Tel Aviv and at the beginning of 2011 and 2012 he gave a tour of concerts in Germany and Switzerland performing arias and songs from his albums.
With a gold and platinum-selling debut album, a Grammy-nominated recording of Bernstein’s West Side Story and his album “The Italian Tenor” (Sony Classical) reaching the number one position in the US Billboard Classical Album chart, Vittorio is already established as a successful recording artist. In 2011 Sony Classical also released “Arrivederci” his personal selection of the most beloved Italian songs and opera arias ever written for the tenor voice.

Television

In addition, Vittorio has successfully moved across into television media with both his 2008 performance of Alfredo in La Traviata, broadcast live from Zurich’s main train station and Andrea Andermann’s 2010 highly acclaimed, worldwide live broadcast of Rigoletto from Mantua where Vittorio performed the leading tenor role of The Duke of Mantua alongside Plácido Domingo’s portrayal of Rigoletto.

Awards

Vittorio has been honored with awards that include the “European Border Breakers award” for his first solo album “In the Hands of love” (Polydor) and France’s 2010 Diapason” Decouverte de L’Année” (Discovery of the Year) award in recognition of his album “The Italian Tenor”. Also, “Best Tenor “category in L’Opera Magazine’s 2011 Opera awards, for his performance as “Des Grieux” in Manon at London’s Royal Opera House (2010) and the prestigious ECHO Klassik Newcomer of the year award in 2011.

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Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:353598 
La Bohème {1218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/2010
Debuts: Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Fabio Capitanucci, Takesha Meshé Kizart
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353604
La Bohème {1219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/2010
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353670
La Bohème {1220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353606
La Bohème {1221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353614
La Bohème {1222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/01/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353618
La Bohème {1223}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2010
[Met Performance] CID:354961
Rigoletto {850}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2013
Debut: Enrico Giuseppe Iori, Wallis Giunta
[Met Performance] CID:354962
Rigoletto {851}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354972
Rigoletto {852}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354981
Rigoletto {853}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354986
Rigoletto {854}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354995
Rigoletto {855}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355348
Vittorio Grigolo in Recital
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355378
La Bohème {1251}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2014
Debuts: Anita Hartig, Jennifer Rowley, Nicolas Testé
[Met Performance] CID:355385
La Bohème {1252}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355393
La Bohème {1253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355400
La Bohème {1254}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355410
La Bohème {1255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355416 
La Bohème {1256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2014
HD Transmission/Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355426
La Bohème {1257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355430
La Bohème {1258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355443
La Bohème {1259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355740
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2015
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355750
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355762
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355772
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {260}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355763 
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {261}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2015
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355793
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355861
Manon {267}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2015
Debut: Mireille Asselin
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355868
Manon {268}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355878
Manon {269}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355885 
Manon {270}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355891
Manon {271}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355898
Manon {272}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356365
L’Elisir d’Amore {285}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2016
Debut: Enrique Mazzola
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356376
L’Elisir d’Amore {286}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356387 
L’Elisir d’Amore {287}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2016
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356397
L’Elisir d’Amore {288}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356402
L’Elisir d’Amore {289}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356854
L’Elisir d’Amore {290}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356408
L’Elisir d’Amore {290}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356582
New production
Roméo et Juliette {330}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2016
Debuts: Chase Brock, Diego Silva
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356586
Roméo et Juliette {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356591
Roméo et Juliette {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356593
Roméo et Juliette {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356603
Roméo et Juliette {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356597
Roméo et Juliette {335}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356608 
Roméo et Juliette {336}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2017
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356601
Roméo et Juliette {337}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356613
Roméo et Juliette {338}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356631
Werther {82}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2017
Debuts: Sarah Larsen, Louis Bailey, Carolina De Salvo, Henry T. Balaban
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356635
Werther {83}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356638
Werther {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2017
Debut: Veronica Simeoni
[Met Performance] CID:356642
Werther {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356649 
Werther {86}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/04/2017
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:356718
50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356746
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {269}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/2017
Debut: Tara Erraught
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356740
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {270}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356749
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {271}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356753
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {272}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356758
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {273}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356766
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {275}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356770
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {276}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356805
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356774
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356838
New production
Tosca {951}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2017
Debuts: Christian Zaremba, Davida Dayle
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356840
Tosca {952}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356844
Tosca {953}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356846
Tosca {954}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/09/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356849
Tosca {955}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356853
Tosca {956}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356857
Tosca {957}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356862
Tosca {958}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356866 
Tosca {959}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2018
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356922
Lucia di Lammermoor {600}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2018
Debut: Deborah Nansteel
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356926
Lucia di Lammermoor {601}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356930
Lucia di Lammermoor {602}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356935
Lucia di Lammermoor {603}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356940 
Lucia di Lammermoor {604}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356955
Lucia di Lammermoor {605}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356945
Lucia di Lammermoor {606}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356999
La Bohème {1321}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/25/2018
Debuts:James Gaffigan, Nicole Car, Etienne Dupuis
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357002
La Bohème {1322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357008
La Bohème {1323}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357012
La Bohème {1324}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/06/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357015
La Bohème {1325}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357020
La Bohème {1326}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357147
Rigoletto {886}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2019
Debut: Ramona Zaharia
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357152
Rigoletto {887}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357154
Rigoletto {888}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357157 
Rigoletto {889}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2019
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357163
Rigoletto {890}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2019
Debut: Olivia Vote

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