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Born in Arezzo, Tuscany and raised in Rome, Vittorio was only four when he discovered his passion for music; a few years later he was made a soloist in the Sistine Chapel choir. Having made his debut as the Shepherd in Tosca at the age of thirteen, he began his vocal training in earnest, and at twenty-three became the youngest tenor ever to perform at La Scala, Milan.
As one of the leading tenors of his generation, he now performs in the world's most prestigious opera houses including La Scala, Milan, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Washington National Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Opernhaus Zurich, Palau de Les Arts Valencia, and Chorégies D'Orange to name just a few.
Recent operatic appearances include the lead roles in Faust, Roméo et Juliette, Manon, Don Carlo and Les Contes d'Hoffmann, along with La Bohème, Lucrezia Borgia, La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro, and Rigoletto.
He brings the same energy to his live concert performances as he does to his operatic roles. In 2008 he was invited to sing before an audience of over 40,000 at an event organized in Chicago as a tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti. At the beginning of 2011 and 2012 he gave a tour of concerts in Germany and Switzerland performing arias and songs from his recent albums.
With a gold and platinum-selling first album, a Grammy-nominated recording of Bernstein's West Side Story and his album "The Italian Tenor" (Sony Classical) reaching the number one position in the US Billboard Classical Album chart, Vittorio is already established as a successful recording artist.
His last album on Sony Classical “Arrivederci” includes his personal selection of the most beloved Italian songs and opera arias ever written for the tenor voice.
Events in the coming year include La Boheme at La Scala, Milan and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. Rigoletto at La Scala and The Metropolitan Opera, New York. Lucia di Lammermoor at Paris Opera and the release of his new album “Ave Maria” (Sony Classical)