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listen  1. Ave MariaVittorio Grigolo 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Fermarono i cieli (antica melodia napoletana)Vittorio Grigolo 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Maria, che dolce nomeVittorio Grigolo 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Panis Angelicus (from Messe à trois voix, Op. 12)Vittorio Grigolo 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dolce cuor del mio GesùVittorio Grigolo 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ave MariaVittorio Grigolo 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Ingemisco (from Messa da Requiem)Vittorio Grigolo 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ave MariaVittorio Grigolo 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O celeste VerginellaVittorio Grigolo 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ave verum Corpus, KV 618Vittorio Grigolo 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Pietà, Signore!Vittorio Grigolo 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ave Maria ("Ellens Gesang III", Op. 52/6, D. 839)Vittorio Grigolo 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Voglio Chiamar MariaVittorio Grigolo 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. O bella mia speranzaVittorio Grigolo 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Exaudi DomineVittorio Grigolo 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. La Sérénade de Schubert (Ständchen D 957/4)Vittorio Grigolo 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Salve ReginaVittorio Grigolo 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. O Holy NightVittorio Grigolo;Jackie Evancho 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 27, 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • ASIN: B00945HZ8C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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 the ages of 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 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. Additionally, Ave Maria features a new duet of "O Holy Night" with singing sensation Jackie Evancho.
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."

Customer Reviews

I love Vittorio's new cd, Ave Maria.
Ann
The voice itself sounds well defined, robust when necessary, and the engineers captured it pretty well.
John J. Puccio
His voice does something to your heart.
joan nader

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bartolomé Mesa on October 23, 2013
Format: Audio CD
As my reviews of Vittorio Grigòlo's previous albums on the Sony label clearly show, I am a complete admirer of his tenor's voice and his art. Nevertheless I put his new CD in my player with a degree of aprehension. Was this another sugary compilation of sweet sacred melodies so apt for the upcoming Christmas? I have had enough of those. Fortunately, this is a very different kind of disc. There are of course some predictable pieces, from Franck's Panis Angelicus to Schubert's Ave Maria, but most of the tracks in the album are very little known and previously unrecorded songs of prayer that Vittorio learned and sung with the priests of the legendary Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican, of which he was a member from the age of 11 to 14. The children of the actual choir join the grown up artist in several of of them and they both sound heavenly. Many of these pieces may not be great music, but all of them are pleasant to hear and have a profound significance in the artist's forming years and it shows. Grigòlo probably has never sung more from the heart than he has here. And in an age of mostly technical and inexpressive singing that is not a quality to be underestimated. So heartly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anne-Marie on November 10, 2013
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I just bought a second copy of this CD as a Christmas gift for someone (Shhhh, don't tell!) This tribute by the opera singer to his childhood years in the Vatican choir is just stunning. His interpretation of 5 different Ava Maria's (not the same one we know) is gentle and reverent, not operatic. I think he must be a devote man to sing these tributes to Mary with such love. This is a Heavenly album to sooth the soul. Bravo, Vittorio Grigolo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John J. Puccio TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 29, 2013
Format: Audio CD
So, how does Grigolo fare in this material, especially compared to the numerous other tenors who have recorded it? That depends. He certainly has a fine voice, even though he is not so thrilling, so robust, so smooth, nor so dependable as others in the field. He also has a most-expressive voice, which might annoy some listeners, since he doesn’t shy away from sometimes using it in a very theatrical manner, the inflections wide, the dynamic contrasts sometimes exaggerated, and the tremolo often evident. While Grigolo’s style may appeal to a broad audience and endear him to them, judging from what I listened to here it may just as soon turn off some dedicated opera fans who would rather he not be quite so obviously sentimental and flamboyant.

I might add, too, that the orchestra that accompanies him on most of the songs, the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, sounds somewhat small and shallow. In the final number, however, the City of Prague Orchestra plays behind him, and it sounds fuller, richer, and more impressive. Still, the smaller Sinfonietta does provide a sweetly transparent sound.

Anyway, Grigolo begins the program with Padre Giovanni Maria Catena’s “Ave Maria” on which Grigolo's voice soars majestically, and one can almost feel that he's holding back his true power most of the time in order to communicate a more intimate tone. It's not bad.

On the next selection, "Fermarono i cieli," he likewise keeps his voice in check so as not to upstage the children's choir singing behind him. It's a lovely rendering of the tune, with Grigolo only occasionally bursting forth full power, which can be a tad disconcerting but no doubt exciting.

And so it goes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Recordings of music for the Christmas season will start flowing in about now, but this particular recording by strikingly handsome and gifted tenor Vittorio Grigolo is a grand overture. Not that this release of nearly every version of Ave Maria settings is only for Christmas: the music is full of rich spirit and is welcome at any time.

Grigolo is in fine voice for this very Italian (basically) repertoire and the honesty and grace with which he sings are perfectly fitting the messages of the music. There is no belting or singing to the upper balcony here, just gentle and meaningful expressions of faith. The accompaniments vary, with some works accompanied by organ and other with orchestra. The tracks are as follows:

Ave Maria - Giovanni Maria Catena
Fermarono i cieli (antica melodia napoletana) - Giovanni Maria Catena
Maria, che dolce nome – Richard Whilds
Panis Angelicus (from Mass, M. 61, Op. 12) - César Franck
Dolce cuor del mio Gesù - Gaetano Capocci
Ave Maria - Domenico Bartolucci
Ingemisco (from Messa da Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi
Ave Maria - Giulio Caccini
O celeste Verginella - Giovanni Maria Catena
Ave verum Corpus, KV 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pietà, Signore! - Louis Abraham Niedermeyer
Ave Maria ("Ellens Gesang III", Op. 52/6, D 839 (Italian Version) - Franz Schubert
Voglio Chiamar Maria – Italian, anonymous
O bella mia speranza - Lorenzo Perosi
Exaudi Domine - Lorenzo Perosi
Serenata (Ständchen D 957/4) - Franz Schubert
Salve Regina - Gaetano Capocci
O Holy Night _ Adolphe Adame with Jackie Evancho (!
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