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The Italian Tenor


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Italy announces a formidable return to the opera stage with the young Italian tenor, Vittorio Grigolo. His triumphant debut this June at London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, performing in a new production of Manon by Massenet alongside Anna Netrebko, caused a sensation amongst audience and music critics alike: “But the evening really belongs to her (Anna Netrebko’s) Des ... Read more in Amazon's Vittorio Grigolo Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B003VKW0RC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Quando le sere al placido (from Luisa Miller)
2. Una furtiva lagrima (from L'Elisir d'Amore)
3. Ella mi fu rapita...Parmi veder le lagrime (from Rigoletto)
4. Ma dove or trovarsi...Possente Amor (from Rigoletto)
5. Spirto gentil (from La Favorita)
6. Che gelida manina (from La Boh?me)
7. Firenze ? come un albero fiorito (from Gianni Schicchi)
8. Torna ai felici di' (from Le Villi)
9. Tutto parea sorridere (from Il Corsaro)
10. Si de' Corsari il fulmine (from Il Corsaro)
11. Ma se m'e forza perderti (from Un ballo in maschera)
12. Donna non vidi mai (from Manon Lescaut)
13. E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)
14. Ah si' ben mio coll'essere (from Il Trovatore)
15. Di quella pira (from Il Trovatore)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Bartolomé Mesa on 6 Oct 2010
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A tenor for the ages? It's too soon to tell. But this must be one of the most extraordinary operatic debut albums in a very long time (he had recorded previously just a nice but sugary easy listening record with kind of pop tunes). The test for any tenor of course is the opera house, but if Grigolo sounds half as well live as he does here, we have reasons for celebration. He was quite good in the live telecast of Rigoletto from Mantua, where he sung the Duke opposite the jester of Plácido Domingo, but he is superb here in his scene from the third act of that opera, managing to sound tender and forceful, with the contrasting impulses of love and lust wisely balanced. He has chosen for this disc mainly very well known arias from the Italian repertoire, but makes them sound fresh and almost new. This is particularly true of the aria from Luisa Miller (sung most of the time with a beguiling mezzavoce in an unusual interpretation that just sounds right), but equally personal and impressive are his renderings of warhorses such as Che gelida manina (radiant with the excitement of first sight love), Una furtiva lagrima (sung beautifully straightforward as a sight of the soul) or the emotional but restrained (no hint of the usual self pity) farewell to life of Cavaradossi. The arias and cabalettas from Il Corsaro and Trovatore are both tender and heroic respectively. The less known arias from Gianni Schicchi and Le Villi in his ringing tone are quite a revelation. A full lyric tenor, in all the tracks the fiato, the shading and the phrasing show a good technique, while the voice is young and beautiful. But it is the unique artistry behind it what sets Grigolo apart. A singer to watch.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MetroLady on 18 Nov 2010
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I saw Vittorio's debut in "La Boheme" at the Met in New York and was impressed with the power of his voice, which filled the house with no strain or loss of sweetness of tone....
While a CD won't convey his charismatic stage presence, we can enjoy here a lovely performance of his big aria from "La Boheme" as well as exciting tracks from "Il Corsaro" (in which his performance of Corrado garnered rave reviews at the Zurich Opera.) The two tracks from "Rigoletto" are beautifully rendered...Let's hope that we will soon be able to purchase the DVD of the his live performance in "Rigoletto a Mantova." There is also the amusing "Firenze è come un albero fiorito," Rinuccio's challenging aria from "Gianni Schicchi, which he had performed at La Scala. Among other tracks, the less well known arias from "Le Villi" and "La Favorita" stand out. The youthful lyricism, the expressive vocal shadings and the excellent diction are all here. Enjoy!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TheBlart on 21 Feb 2011
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It's always been a daft idea that there are only Three Tenors worth listening to, and it's never been truer than now. There are world class tenors in 'special' categories such as Ian Bostridge, Mark Padmore and Juan Diego Florez. And in the Italianate lyric tenor category alone you could mention several current contenders: Roberto Alagna, Marcelo Alvarez, Piotr Beczala and of course Jonas Kaufmann - even though not all of them are strictly lyric tenors and none of them is strictly Italian. Definitely a lyric tenor and definitely Italian, though, Vittorio Grigolo could well be the Pavarotti of the next generation. His voice has tremendous cut and character on stage, and his good looks and slightly histrionic delivery work perfectly in the material he's chosen on this album. All the same I was a bit disappointed that he didn't push the boat out a bit, and plumped instead for arias that are almost all a tad obvious; but maybe a bit more adventurousness will come in future collections. For now though, one thing's for sure - Grigolo is the new kid on the block.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jon1 on 19 Oct 2011
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I purchased this album having listened to some samples of Vittorio Grigolo's work. I'm glad i did, and there are times when i close my eyes and remember the voice of a very young Luciano Pavarotti. Vittorio's voice is crisp and modern and he sings with a great deal of passion, and i am left with the impression that he will achieve a great future. I enjoyed his selection of opera's and in particular - Puccini.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bbazza552 on 7 Jan 2011
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For anyone who loves Opera this album is a must. Vittorio has matured into one of the worlds top Tenors since first appearing on the seen a few years ago.
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By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 Nov 2014
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I will admit to sharing fellow-reviewer Stanley Crowe's reservations about Grigolo's ability to project in a large house but having heard him last week as Nemorino at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, I was able to hear him beautifully from up in the gods and am now a convert. I commented sceptically on the enthusiastic welcome given this disc by another fellow reviewer , the Santa Fe Listener, but am again ready to recant and say that five years later I am convinced that Grigolo is managing his vocal and career development very wisely. Perhaps the continued dearth of really Italianate tenors has made me more susceptible to his gifts but I am now genuinely enthused about his ability to carry the torch.

The best things about his voice apart from its intrinsic beauty are his evenness of production, the way in which he inflects the music with musically acute details and the clarity of his diction. He has studied and acquired all the little vocal refinements which allow a singer to inject the note with emotion without being too overt about it; hence he has mastered the judicious use of portamento, the acciaccatura, the messa di voce and the despatch of fioratura - all of which may be heard to perfection in the best track here from the same role in which I have just heard him live, "Una furtiva lagrima".

I was surprised that he opes this recital with an aria from a heavier, spinto tenor role but he manages it without strain and even returns to a second aria from "Un ballo in maschera"sings in track11. He does not here yet have quite the full weight of voice to do it full justice but his attention to colouring the text is exemplary.
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