Star‐tenor Vittorio Grigolo's career began at age 11 as a soloist in the choir of the Sistine Chapel and at 13 he performed as the Shepherd in a Tosca production. It was Pavarotti who discovered the young tenor upon which Grigolo began his music studies. At 23 he became the youngest tenor to ever sing at La Scala and a premiere in 2010 at London's Covent Garden as Rolando Villazón's replacement aside Anna Netrebko made him an overnight sensation. He seized the opportunity and thrilled audiences and critics alike. Since then, he has performed on the great stages of the world. His recordings have taken the top of the classical charts and in 2011 he received the ECHO Klassik award.