Youthful male passion is the natural element of the Italian tenor hero. Some of the quieter singing here might not carry in a big house. One of opera's leading men, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, was dismissed Thursday by two of the world's most prestigious houses: the Royal Opera in London and New York's Metropolitan Opera. The incident occurred last Wednesday during a performance in Japan and in front of the public. 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In “Di quella pira,” he moves the musical line forward through his crisp articulation of the turns that punctuate each phrase. But Grigolo takes it all in one breath, sustaining the mood of intimate reflection and suggesting a thought that indeed lies “deep within the heart.”. The familiar showpiece becomes an engrossing musical statement, rather than the usual demonstration of brute force. 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He denies the allegations. According to one spectator, immediately after the incident, the Italian was asked by colleagues to stop his behavior and the singer then became embroiled in a discussion with them. Here’s a rundown of the operas you can check out all week long. Vittorio Grigolo received an enthusiastic ovation after his performance as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore at La Scala.. After having seen contracts suspended with The Royal Opera and The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala decided to take no action against the tenor as there is an undergoing investigation by The Royal Opera House. His suspension came after the Met announced on Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances following allegations of sexual harassment made by around 20 multiple women. Still, it’s a pleasure to hear their music sung so delicately and thoughtfully. Monday, August 3 – Mozart’s The Magic Flute Starring Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Live. Further explanation cannot be given at present. But Sony’s packaging does Grigolo a disservice by omitting texts and translations in favor of a hagiographic profile. Even the mendacious Duke of Mantua can inhabit this mode; as he courts Gilda, he incarnates the trope of innocent yearning so convincingly that he succeeds in fooling himself. Tuesday, August 11 {…}, The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 21st week of its nightly streams. The performance features music by Verdi and Puccini. In the Act III Ballo aria, most tenors chop the phase “Chiusa la tua memoria/ Nell’intimo del cor” into two, holding the A-flat at the end of the first part, then taking a breath to deliver a forceful attack on the same note beginning the second. Grigolo is also known by the nickname 'Il Pavarottino', because he performed with Luciano Pavarotti at the age of thirteen. Vittorio Grigolo will become a dad. It says it sees no reason to replace Grigolo, unless the ROH’s investigation has by then found him guilty of sexually assaulting his colleague. This website uses cookies to improve your experience and to show you personalised content.