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Ave Maria / Vittorio Grigolo


Release Date: 10/22/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 378637   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Maria CatenaCampetti,César FranckGaetano Capocci,   ... 
Performer:  Vittorio GrigoloJackie Evancho
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel ChoirRoma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Vittorio Grigolo is renowned for his soaring tenor voice, his handsome stage presence and his unmatched success as an opera star, performing with The Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Opera . He’s also appeared on hit television shows including Dancing With The Stars and Good Morning America. But he learned his craft in a very different arena; from 11 to 14 Vittorio was a chorister with the legendary Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome. He draws on this background to bring a uniquely authentic approach to his intimate album of sacred music, Ave Maria. The album contains many sacred favorites, such as Franck’s Panis
Read more angelicus,Verdi’s Ingemisco, Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and both Schubert’s and Caccini’s Ave Maria. It also includes beautiful music composed specifically for the Sistine Chapel Choir and has never before been recorded or performed outside the ensemble.

On Ave Maria, Vittorio is joined by his friend and former fellow Sistine chorister Fabio Cerrone, conductor of the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, and he teams up once more with the current youngsters of the choir.

“When I met the boys during the recording process, I felt for a moment as if I’d stepped back into my past,” he says. “I feel Ave Maria is a tribute to all the incredible people who helped me as a boy, and to all the hours we studied and practiced in those little rooms in the chapel. This album is a dream come true for me.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ave Maria by Giovanni Maria Catena
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
2. Fermarono I Cieli by Giovanni Maria Catena
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
3. Maria, Che Dolce Nome by Campetti,
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
4. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
5. Dolce Cuor Del Mio Gesù by Gaetano Capocci
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
6. Ave Maria, Vergine fiore by Domenico Bartolucci
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
7. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
8. Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9. O Celeste Verginella by Giovanni Maria Catena
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
10. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618: Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
11. Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
12. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
13. Voglio Chiamar Maria by Traditional
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
14. O Bella Mia Speranza by Lorenzo Perosi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
15. Exaudi, Domine by Lorenzo Perosi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
16. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
17. Salve Regina by Gaetano Capocci
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
18. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor), Jackie Evancho (Voice)
Conductor:  Fabio Cerrone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sistine Chapel Choir,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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