From boy soloist in the Sistine Chapel to principal tenor in the world’s most prestigious opera houses, Vittorio Grigolo is the Italian tenor of his generation. Born in Arezzo and raised in Rome, he performs the leading roles of the Italian and French repertory. Recent engagements have taken Vittoroio’s Traviata, Boheme, Rigoletto, Elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Faust, Roméo et Juliette, Manon, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Werther and Tosca to the greatest opera stages of the world.
Vittorio’s 2018-2019 season includes Rodolfo and the Duke for The Metropolitan Opera, Nemorino at Opera National de Paris, and Cavaradossi at the Wiener Staatsoper and at Royal Opera, London.
Off of the operatic stage Vittorio is a successful recording artist with a platinum debut album, a Grammy-nominated recording of Bernstein’s West Side Story and four albums with Sony Classical. Live concert performances include his “Italia… un Sogno” tour around Italy and the Concert pour la prise de la Bastille under the Eiffel Tower. His solo recital at The Metropolitan Opera was reviewed as “a truly unforgettable evening” (Latinos Post) with his voice described as “an attractive, ardent and supple instrument that he wielded to passionate effect” (New York Times).
Big screen appearances include The Duke in Andrea Andermann’s acclaimed live broadcast of Rigoletto from Mantua and live, world-wide broadcasts of La Boheme from The Metropolitan Opera and Boheme and Werther from The Royal Opera, London.
Recent recognition: the Caruso Award and the Tiberini d’Oro (2015), the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award – The Atlantic Council (2016)
and the NIAF Special Achievement award (2017)
In 2018 he is awarded the “Opera News Award” for his outstanding contribution to the world of opera.