29 March 2012 at 5.25pm | 4 Comments
International singing sensation Vittorio Grigolo will be signing CDs in the Royal Opera House Shop at 4pm, after the matinee performance of Rigoletto on 14 April 2012. To guarantee a place in the queue you can pick up one of 200 free tickets from the ROH shop (open from from 10am) on the day.
On 17 April, we will be broadcasting Rigoletto to cinemas around the world in a live cinema screening of the opera, so if you can't come along you will still have a chance to see Grigolo in close up. To find screenings in the UK or internationally visit the Royal Opera House Cinema website.
Known in Italy as "The Little Pavarotti", Vittorio made his debut in opera at just 13 when he sang an offstage solo in a production of Tosca starring Luciano Pavarotti. At 23 he became the youngest tenor to perform in La Scala, Milan, and has since become one of the leading tenors of his generation, performing across the globe in the world’s most prestigious opera houses.
He caused a sensation when he appeared at the Royal Opera House opposite Anna Netrebko in Manon, and his subsequent performances in Covent Garden have been eagerly anticipated. Next season he will be appearing in two further productions with The Royal Opera: Puccini’s La bohème next February, and La rondine in July 2013.
Vittorio will be signing copies of his new CD Arrivederci, a personal selection of Italian songs and opera arias, as well as copies of his last album The Italian Tenor, which was number one on the US Classical Album chart. Both will be available to buy on the day.