Album: Vittorio Grigolo, Arrivederci  (Sony Classical)


For his follow-up to the dazzling The Italian Tenor, dynamic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo offers a programme mixing classic arias from Verdi, Rossini and Leoncavallo with less rarefied material from the modern Great Italian Songbook.

It's not quite as satisfying as its predecessor, though rather more welcome than the crossover blend of "popera" employed on his debut, In the Hands of Love. Not that Grigolo downgrades his delivery according to provenance: he brings the same muscular charm to "Torna a Surriento" and "Arrivederci Roma" as he does to "La donna è mobile" and "La danza". Most impressive of all, emotion courses through every syllable of Lucio Dalla's "Caruso".

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