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Vittorio Grigolo

Tenor

Biography

Vittorio Grigolo in action.
Vittorio Grigolo in Manon, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2010

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo sings Rodolfo (La bohème) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Grigolo made a sensational Royal Opera debut in June 2010 as Des Grieux in The Royal Opera’s new production of Massenet’s Manon, and has since returned to sing the title role in Faust, Alfredo Germont (La traviata), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) and Rodolfo for The Royal Opera.

Born in Arezzo, Grigolo was brought up 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 worldwide at many leading opera houses. In addition to his Royal Opera roles his repertory includes Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Werther, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Roméo. In 2011 he toured Germany and Switzerland performing arias from his recent album, The Italian Tenor.

Grigolo is a recording artist for Sony, with whom he has made three 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 with Plácido Domingo in the title role.

Videos

News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

16 July 2014

I due Foscari, Idomeneo, and L'elisir d'amore and others on Opera on 3.

Accessible Arias: ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from L'elisir d'amore


Accessible Arias: ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from L'elisir d'amore


27 September 2012

A look at one of Donizetti's most memorable arias.

Cast change: Charles Castronovo to replace Vittorio Grigolo in La rondine

Cast change: Charles Castronovo to replace Vittorio Grigolo in La rondine

21 September 2012

American tenor to sing role of Ruggero Lastouc.

Photos

Vittorio Grigolo

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì and Irina Lungu as Musetta in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Gábor Bretz as Colline, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo 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 © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoît and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke Of Mantua and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © ROH / Johan Persson 2010

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont and Bernarda Bobro as Violetta Valéry in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Chevalier des Grieux in Manon © Bill Cooper/ROH 2010

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke of Mantua and Christine Rice as Maddalena in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke Of Mantua, Zhengzhong Zhou as Marullo and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont and Bernarda Bobro as Violetta Valéry in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont and Bernarda Bobro as Violetta Valéry in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust in Faust © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011