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Grigolo sparks Met’s second-cast ‘Rigoletto’

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Source: The Washington Examiner
Author: N.N.
Publication Date: 17 Apr 2013

“There’s no danger of dullness with charismatic Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the role of the callous Duke of Mantua. From the moment he bounds on stage in a white dinner jacket to grab a fake microphone and sing his opening aria, “Questa o quella,” Grigolo exudes a swaggering sex appeal and brash self-confidence that perfectly match his character.”
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Rigoletto

Source: The Stage
Author: Edward Bhesania
Publication Date: 02 Apr 2012

“…he is vocally so vibrant, agile and charismatic on the one hand and so expressively tender on the other…. In his passionate E il sol dell’anima he seduces not only Gilda but the entire audience” Full article

Rigoletto, Covent Garden – review

Source: London Evening Standard
Author: Barry Millington
Publication Date: 02 Apr 2012

“With his full-throated, appealing tone rising to thrilling top Bs and his charismatic, unbuttoned stage presence, he is a show-stealer.” Full article

The Royal Opera – Rigoletto

Source: Classical Source
Author: Peter Reed
Publication Date: 30 Mar 2012

“His voice is very powerful, and replete with the full Italian armoury of sobs, portamento, look-at-me rubato and phrase teasing. He easily fulfils the role’s “young and handsome” brief, he brings a lithe finesse to the quieter music, and was impressively agile in ’La donna e mobile’ ” Full article

Ténor Rock`n`Roll

Source: Paris Match
Author: Sacha Reins
Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

La critique le snobe, mais le jeune Italien se voit déja en star de l’opéra. Et rêve même de devenir le nouveau chanteur de Queen!
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BERLINER MORGENPOST

Source: Berliner Morgenpost
Author: Stefan Anker
Publication Date: 08 Oct 2011

Als Tenor ist Vittorio Grigolo auf dem Weg zu einer Weltkarriere, er sang schon an der Mailänder Scala und an der Metropolitan Opera in New York – übertragen auf den Motorsport ist das die Formel 1, und wer weiß, ob der Rennfahrer Grigolo dieses Ziel wirklich erreicht hätte.

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Pitch Perfect

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Source: Vogue Magazine
Author: Caroline Palmer
Publication Date: 01 Oct 2011

Since racking up rave reviews as the lovesick Rodolfo in Puccini’s sold-out La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera in New York last year, the darkly handsome, wildly flirtatious Italian-born tenor Vittorio Grogolo has been jetting from New York to sold-out performances in Milan and London, recording a thid solo album (this month’s Arrivederci), and preparing to make his highly anticipated West Coast operatic debut in Romeo and Juliet, directed by Plácido Domingo, at the L.A. Opera next month.”I knew he would be a great talent from the moment I first heard him audition.” says Domingo, who initially brought him to the Washington National Opera. […]

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CLASSIC VOICE ITALY

Source: CLASSIC VOICE ITALY
Author: Elvio Giudici
Publication Date: 01 Oct 2011

“Not only is Grigolo good at it: he does it in style and is probably the best I have heard…… I am wondering whether he isn’t actually our top artist.”

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THE TIMES REVIEW

Source: THE TIMES
Author: Geoff Brown
Publication Date: 20 Sep 2011

“Most of my own eyes and ears went with Grigolo, partly because of his sheer energy. This was a rejuvenated Faust whom you could believe in…..but the commitment, strength and vocal mobility that made him last year’s Covent Garden wow in Manon still rang through the house”

September‘s “Style Mag” cover goes to Vittorio

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Source: Style Magazine
Author: Matteo Persivale
Publication Date: 01 Sep 2011

“Vittorio takes the cover of September’s “Style Magazine” – the art and fashion supplement of Italy’s leading Newspaper – Corriere della Sera.

The article begins “With the sensitivity of the romantic hero and the gaze of a seducer, he won over La Scala, the New York Met and Covent Garden. For critics, the 34 year old is the new opera star. For the public he is a true pop divo. “Big Luciano” predicted a great future for him; he lives his life outside the theater with a passion for riding his motocycle, building engines and getting his hands dirty with grease. A happy combination for Vittorio. A little bit of “Cavaradossi” and a little bit of “Fonzie”.

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