Lord Christiansen interviews Vittorio Grigolo for the Daily Telegraph:
Grigolo feels that the elegant French repertory rather than the red-blooded Italian repertory is going to be his focus. He’s recently enjoyed great success as Offenbach’s Hoffmann and Gounod’s Faust, and he has plans to sing the leads in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Massenet’s Werther – “and perhaps in about five years’ time José in Carmen.”
And there's a nice Scala zinger (after the jump):
He appreciates the management at Covent Garden, where 'everything works so smoothly - not like La Scala, where there’s whispering the whole time in corners and you never know what’s really going on.’ He reveres Laurent Pelly and Antonio Pappano, the director and conductor of the new production of Massenet’s Manon in which he will be appearing.
He adores his co-star, the enchanting Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, whom he’d never met before – “always smiling, always spontaneous. She knows that work must be fun. And our voices really do blend.”