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Vittorio Grigòlo

Tenor

Biography

Vittorio Grigòlo in action.
Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Des Grieux (Manon), and has since returned to sing Faust, Alfredo Germont (La traviata), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Werther for The Royal Opera. In the 2016/17 Season he returns to sing the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.

Grigòlo 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.

Grigòlo 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.

Videos

News and features

Watch: 'Life and death on the stage' — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet's <em>Werther</em>

Watch: 'Life and death on the stage' — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet's Werther

28 June 2016

Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.

Your Reaction: Massenet's <em>Werther</em> live in cinemas

Your Reaction: Massenet's Werther live in cinemas

27 June 2016

What did you think of The Royal Opera's live relay of the Goethe-influenced tragedy starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo?

Massenet’s <em>Werther</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 27 June 2016

Massenet’s Werther to be relayed live to cinemas on 27 June 2016

21 June 2016

Join presenter Simon Callow as the French opera starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo is broadcast to over 25 countries worldwide.

Photos

Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

Bryn Terfel and Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte in Werther, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and Heather Engebretson as Sophie in Werther, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte in Werther, Royal Opera House

Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte and Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte and Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigolo in Manon, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata

Vittorio Grigòlo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata

Vittorio Grigòlo as Alfredo Germont and Bernarda Bobro as Violetta Valéry in La Traviata

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux and Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut in Manon

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust in Faust

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and David Bizic as Albert in Werther, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther and Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte in Werther, Royal Opera House

Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte and Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera