Vittorio Grigolo explores the finest opera of the 20th century

Last week saw the release of Vittorio Grigolo's new album 'Arrivederci' - a collection of Italian love songs and opera arias composed during the 20th century. Classic FM's Lucy Coward has been speaking to Vittorio all about it.

Vittorio Grigolo

The popular Italian tenor’s singing career got off to an early start when he became a soloist in the choir of the Sistine Chapel at the age of nine. He went on to sing the role of the shepherd boy in Puccini’s Tosca in the Rome Opera House alongside Luciano Pavarotti at 13, and at 23 was the youngest tenor ever to debut at La Scala in Milan.

Grigolo has also made his mark in the UK ever since his dazzling debut at the Royal Opera House in 2010 with a part in Massenet's 'Manon'.

Classic FM ‘s Lucy Coward spoke to Vittorio all about the new album Arrivederci along with the highlights of his illustrious career so far and the importance of bringing opera to a wider audience.

Listen to our interview with Vittorio Grigolo here