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Vittorio
Grigòlo

Opera singer engaged both as a tenor and as an actor

From his debut as solo voice in the Sistine Chapel choir to leading tenor roles in the most prestigious theaters around the world, Vittorio Grigòlo's career is a story of talent, passion and dedication.

Vittorio Grigòlo, born in Arezzo and raised in Rome, studied singing at the Schola Puerorum cantorum of the Sistine Chapel, under the direction of Maestro Domenico Bartolucci.
It is in the Eternal City that he appears for the first time, at the age of just 13, as a young shepherd in Tosca at the Rome Opera House, alongside Luciano Pavarotti. At 17 he made his debut as a tenor, the following year he began to make himself known abroad, playing Don Narciso in the comic opera "Il Turco in Italia" by Gioacchino Rossini, at the Kammeroper in Vienna. At 23 he is the youngest tenor to inaugurate the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with the Verdi-inspired concert that opens the season.


In just a few years, Vittorio Grigòlo began treading the most important stages in the world, under the direction of Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniel Oren and Antonio Pappano.


On the screen Vittorio Grigolo played the Duke of Mantua in the television film "Rigoletto in Mantua", broadcast live and produced by Rai based on an idea by Andrea Andermann and directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In 2011 he opened the Special Olympic Games in Athens, playing "Nessun Dorma", the following year he starred in the video "The Bad Boy Of Opera" made by Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair Italy.


In 2017 he participates in the short film The Good Italian part III alongside the Prince of Soragna / Giancarlo Giannini, in a journey in search of inspiration that starts from the historic residence "Rocca Meli Lupi" in Soragna, ending in Naples.


Vittorio Grigòlo has trod the tables of the most important theaters in the world, including the evocative seat of the Pompeii Arena, under the direction of Alberto Veronesi, President of the Pucci Festival Foundation who has been entrusted with the task of delivering the prestigious award.


On 6 September 2017, in the temple of opera, the Arena di Verona, Vittorio has the honor of interpreting the song-novel "Luciano" written by Nicola Piovani in the evening commemorating the 10 years since the death of Luciano Pavarotti, inspiration and mentor by Grigolo.


Also in 2017, he received the NIAF Special Achievement award from the National Italian American Foundation.


During 2018, she sang L'Elisir d'amore (Paris and Monaco), La Bohème (New York), Gianni Schicchi and L'heure espagnole (Paris), Lucia di Lammermoor (New York) and Tosca (Vienna).
In the same year he is in concert as a soloist in Oman and in Tokyo.


Also in 2018, he receives the Opera News Awards in New York for his outstanding contribution to the world of opera.


His forays into the world of pop music are numerous, with which he confirms himself as the legitimate heir of the format successfully carried out by his mentor Pavarotti.
In 2015 Vittorio Grigolo shares the stage with Brian May in the gala evening "The show is about to begin" at the Arena di Verona.
The following year, he performed with Sting at Carnegie Hall for the biennial Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund, organized by Sting and Trudie Styler.
His interpretation of "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla is memorable, with whom he shared a great friendship.

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