Bravo Vittorio

Meredith Jenks

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo is blessed with matinee-idol looks and a once-in-a-generation voice—and he damn well knows it. Meet opera’s next superstar.

Vittorio Grigolo opens the door to his dressing room wearing a towel and a black T-shirt that adheres to his muscular frame, his leading-man hair still damp from the shower. In a thin, boyish voice that belies the thunderous tenor he deployed onstage just minutes ago—in the New York Metropolitan Opera production of Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette—he complains of having thrown out his ba...


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