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Vittorio Grigolo

Tenor

Biography

Vittorio Grigolo in action.
Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Des Grieux (Manon), and 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.

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.

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 opposite Plácido Domingo in the title role.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on L'elisir d'amore

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on L'elisir d'amore

26 November 2014

Backstage films from the live relay of L'elisir d'amore, including Bryn Terfel on why it may be the best opera ever written.

Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

19 November 2014

What did you think of Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comedy?

Meet Vittorio Grigolo at the ROH on 15 November 2014

Meet Vittorio Grigolo at the ROH on 15 November 2014

11 November 2014

The Italian tenor will be signing copies of his latest CD, The Romantic Hero.

Opera stars to perform at Proms in the Park 2014 events

Opera stars to perform at Proms in the Park 2014 events

19 August 2014

Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel among those appearing at events around the UK on the Last Night of the Proms.

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

Tristan und Isolde, 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.

Photos

Vittorio Grigolo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Lucy Crowe and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore © ROH. Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Bryn Terfel and Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

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 © Alex D. James

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 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