Saimir Pirgu tenor born in Albania

Saimir Pirgu tenor born in Albania

Saimir Pirgu the Albanian tenor made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and has since sung Alfredo Germont (La traviata), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) and Shepherd (Król Roger) for The Royal Opera.

Saimir Pirgu tenor born in Albania

Saimir Pirgu was born in Elbasan and studied with Vito Brunetti. He made his international debut in 2004 aged 23, singing Ferrando (Così fan tutte) under Claudio Abbado on tour in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna and Modena. Engagements since have included the Duke of Mantua for Zürich Opera and Bavarian State Opera, Alfredo Germont for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Zürich Opera, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna State Opera and Santa Fe Festival, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for La Scala, Milan (also on DVD), Rinuccio for the Metropolitan Opera and in Woody Allen’s production in Los Angeles, Rodolfo (La bohème) for the Liceu, Barcelona, and broadcast on Swiss television,

Nemorino for Vienna State Opera and Hamburg State Opera, Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for San Francisco Opera, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Arena di Verona, Vienna State Opera and Hamburg State Opera, Vaudemont (Iolanta) and Paolo (Francesca da Rimini) for Washington National Opera, Ferrando for Salzburg Festival and in Toulouse, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Los Angeles Opera and Tito (La clemenza di Tito) for Paris Opéra.

Pirgu also performs widely in concert, in repertory including Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorák’sStabat Mater and Berlioz’s Messe solenelle. He has recorded prolifically on CD and DVD.

 Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:353178 
Il Trittico {68}
Il Tabarro {74}
Suor Angelica {68}
Gianni Schicchi {132}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2009
Debut: Stefano Ranzani, Saimir Pirgu, Neel Ram Nagarajan, Joyce El-Khoury
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353196
Il Trittico {69}
Il Tabarro {75}
Suor Angelica {69}
Gianni Schicchi {133}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353199
Il Trittico {70}
Il Tabarro {76}
Suor Angelica {70}
Gianni Schicchi {134}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/2009
Debut: Levi Hernandez
[Met Performance] CID:353205
Il Trittico {71}
Il Tabarro {77}
Suor Angelica {71}
Gianni Schicchi {135}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353212
Il Trittico {72}
Il Tabarro {78}
Suor Angelica {72}
Gianni Schicchi {136}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353220
Il Trittico {73}
Il Tabarro {79}
Suor Angelica {73}
Gianni Schicchi {137}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2009
[Met Performance] CID:357062
Il Trittico {74}
Il Tabarro {80}
Suor Angelica {74}
Gianni Schicchi {138}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354909
La Traviata {978}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354927
La Traviata {980}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354931
La Traviata {981}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354932 
La Traviata {982}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354941
La Traviata {983}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2013
Debut: Zurab Ninua
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354948
La Traviata {984}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2013

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