Vittorio Grigolo's parents were quick to spot their child's gifts and, at the age of nine, he was admitted into the Sistine Chapel Choir.
At 13, he debuted at the Rome Opera House in the role of Pastorello in Tosca, sharing the stage with Luciano Pavarotti, an event that earned him the nickname "Il Pavarottino". At 18, he performed at the Vienna Opera House and at 23, Grigolo became the youngest tenor to sing at the Scala de Milan.
Vittorio Grigolo sings on stages around the world in a broad-ranging repertoire, including Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach, Bernstein and Rossini.
His hard work and talent have earned him numerous distinctions: a gold and platinum disc, a Grammy Award, a European Border Breakers Award and the German ECHO Klassik Award in the "Newcomer" category.
Six landmark dates in the life of Vittorio Grigolo:
• 2013: debut at the Paris Opera House in Lucia di Lammermoor
• 2013: new album, Ave Maria, at Sony Classical
• 2011-2012: tour of Switzerland and Germany singing excerpts from his albums
• 2010: performed alongside Placido Domingo in Andrea Andermann's live, on-location production of Rigoletto
• 2008: first live television appearance in La traviata in Zurich
• 2008: sang in a tribute to Luciano Pavarotti in Chicago
Official website: http://www.vittoriogrigolo.com