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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), Werther, Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Faust on tour to Japan and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor).

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, and appears regularly for La Scala, and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Zürich Opera, Vienna State Opera and Bavarian State Opera. Along with aforementioned roles his repertory includes Roméo (Roméo et Juliette).

Grigòlo is a recording artist for Sony Classical, with whom he has made several award-winning solo albums, including 2014’s The Romantic Hero. 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. He was awarded the Opera News Award in 2018, the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award by the Atlantic Council in 2016 and the NIAF Special Achievement Award in 2017.

Videos

News and features

Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving Les Contes d’Hoffmann

21 November 2016
Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving <em>Les Contes d’Hoffmann</em>

With gigantic sets and rail-upon-rail of luxurious costumes, John Schlesinger’s sumptuous production is one of the toughest to stage in the repertory.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Les Contes d'Hoffmann in cinemas?

15 November 2016
Your Reaction: What did you think of <em>Les Contes d'Hoffmann</em> in cinemas?

John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

11 November 2016
Offenbach’s <em>Les Contes d'Hoffmann</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

The live relay of John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production stars an impressive cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson and Sonya Yoncheva.

Photos

Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Gábor Bretz as Colline, 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

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Lucy Crowe,Vittorio Grigòlo and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite and Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

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

Vittorio Grigòlo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust in Faust

Vittorio Grigòlo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

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

Kristine Opolais as Floria Tosca and Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, The Royal Opera

Christine Rice, Vittorio Grigòlo, Vincent Ordonneau in Schlesinger’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann, The Royal Opera

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

Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte, Jonathan Summers as The Bailli and Vittorio Grigòlo as Werther in Werther, Royal Opera House

Vittorio Grigòlo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo in L'elisir d'amore

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

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

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Rodolfo, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoît and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigòlo as Duke Of Mantua and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto

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Vittorio Grigòlo

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

Vittorio Grigòlo as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata