Vittorio Grigolo triumphs at the Met
Vittorio Grigolo, one of the today favorite tenors on the stages worldwide
Vittorio Grigolo, thanks to his voice and stage presence, has become one of the today favorite tenors on the stages worldwide. His operatic repertoire ranges from Italian operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, L’elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoor to French operas Faust, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
Born in Arezzo (Tuscany) 40 years ago, Vittorio Grigolo, who was awarded the prestigious Puccini prize in 2016, last year was also on the stages of Trieste, Modena, Pavia, Bologna, Livorno, Brescia, Cosenza and Bari with his successful Italian tour “A dream”.
Opera needs to renew its audience
“I love my country and got very enthusiastic about the idea of a show that could involve Italian young audience. Opera needs to renew its audience and at the same time Italian youngsters need to rediscover their cultural roots”.
The most beautiful Italian arias
Since Pavarotti’s “three tenors” concert nobody had organized a show of this kind. “I wanted to deliver the most beautiful Italian arias in the customary artistic and interpretative way but closer to the way young people feel and live. For that reason, we set each aria in a different scene representing a specific moment in Italian history, following a narrative thread.
Grigolo at La Scala,
Grigolo as the Duke of Mantua
Grigolo that between 2015 and 2016 has collected four appearances at La Scala: Lucia di Lammermoor, L’Elisir d’Amore, Bohème and Rigoletto; the Duke’s role was indeed the one that made him famous to the general public thanks to the Italian 2010 production live from Mantua, broadcasted worldwide, directed by Marco Bellocchio and conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Grigolo triumphs at the Met
Much applauded at the Royal Opera House in London in the role of Massenet’s Werther directed by Antonio Pappano and alongside Joyce DiDonato and in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Mr. Grigolo has recently appeared at the Met in New York, in Roméo et Juliette by Gounod alongside Diana Damrau.
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