Critics praise Vittorio for his performance alongside Renée Fleming in the Washington National Opera’s production of "Lucrezia Borgia"

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Critics praise Vittorio for his performance alongside Renée Fleming in the Washington National Opera’s production of "Lucrezia Borgia"

Vittorio Grigolo - "Lucrezia Borgia"
3 Nov 2008
Returning to the Washington National Opera, a year after his very successful North American debut there in La Bohème, Vittorio performed the role of Gennaro in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia, alongside Renée Fleming in the title role and Plácido Domingo conducting.
Anne Midgette from The Washington Post in reviewing Vittorio’s performance wrote:

“His voice was bright, firm and exciting, with the vibrant "ping" one associates with the best Italian tenors. He kept up the same level all evening, and he pulled everyone else into focus with him. When he began singing in Act 1, Fleming immediately rose to meet him. Their duet was the highlight of the evening -- indeed, a highlight of the season.”
The Washington Post

“Fortunately, this production shines with Miss Fleming and the spectacular young tenor Vittorio Grigolo...In Mr. Grigolo, the company couldn't have found a better. ... Mr. Grigolo had a better showcase for the immense power of his voice on Saturday, singing the role of the conflicted Gennaro with a vocal clarity and tonal shaping that matched those of Miss Fleming.”

T.L. Ponick from The Washington Times
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