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International recording artist Vittorio Grigolo arrives in the U.S. with a stunning self-titled debut album, Vittorio. Released on September 12, 2006, the album was one of the highest classical chart debuts ever for a new ... more »
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International recording artist Vittorio Grigolo arrives in the U.S. with a stunning self-titled debut album, Vittorio. Released on September 12, 2006, the album was one of the highest classical chart debuts ever for a new artist in the UK, landing him in the Top 10 alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli. Now, this astounding collection of stirring ballads and powerful love songs establishes the 28-year-old as the next male crossover singer poised for stateside success.Born in Rome but raised in Arezzo, near Florence, Vittorio has developed a reputation as one of the most talented young singers of his generation. Dubbed "Il Pavarottino" ("Little Pavarotti") by the press after Vittorio and Pavarotti appeared together in a performance of Tosca in Rome, Vittorio was well on his way with the kind of career most artists only dream about. At the age of 23, he was the youngest Italian tenor ever to sing at La Scala (Bernstein's West Side Story), and was soon performing Mozart, Verdi and Rossini throughout Europe, Japan, and America.Word about Vittorio's talents quickly reached Simon Cowell, who was so impressed by Vittorio that he wanted him to be a member of Il Divo. Vittorio declined Cowell's offer in order to establish himself as a solo artist, while still pursuing his passion for opera. While "popera" artists proliferate left and right, Vittorio has been recognized as uniquely motivated whose ambition is matched only by his talent."He has a voice to die for, very mellow despite all that Italian emotion and expression," says Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, who recorded "Il Mio Miracolo (You Are My Miracle)" with Vittorio for the new album. "He's very young to be a working tenor but you can tell immediately he is the real thing." Adds the music journal Hitsheet, "If the buzz surrounding (him) is anything to go by then 2006 is going to be Vittorio's year." Bravissimi!
The Italian, Patrizio
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Kathleen O. (KathleenMarie) from WALDPORT, OR
Reviewed on 5/24/2010...
What a gorgeous voice, beautiful music... Love it!
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A treat to listeners
anon | 09/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe now that there's a (singing) God, that had made Vittorio a NON-il divo (yuk!). A real treat to hear sounds and pitches and nuances and vibrato in such wonderful technique, masterfully controlled. After listen to Vittorio I discover so many thing Groban can't do (while trying to be a tenor which he is not), and how much richer Vittorio's voice is compared to Bocelli. And on this recording his voive can be heard clearly and not drowned out by the orchestra nor do you feel that he has to fight for his space. This is a real master, he sounds so effortless. Highly recommend."
I'm in Heaven
Marion Wood | Atlanta, Michigan USA | 11/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Vittorio's CD out of curiousity and have never regretted it!
He has an absolutely wonderful voice!!! He makes singing sound easy; I don't even hear any gasps of breaths. His voice just continuously flows
gently and beautifully! I also am extremely happy with his choice of songs. This has become one of my favorite CDs. I hope we hear a lot more