21.12.08

Video: Saimir Pirgu, the Alfredo of Natalie Dessay's Violetta

Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Germont in highlights of La Traviata (Ancona - March 2008)



Born in 1981, he began his musical studies in 1988 at the Liceo d’Arte in his hometown Elbasan (Albania) as a violinist and continued studying singing at the Conservatories of Tirana and Bolzano, with Vito Brunetti, who still is his teacher.
First engagements brought Saimir Pirgu to Strasburg and to the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, where he performed as Ermanno in L’equivoco stravagante with Alberto Zedda.
2004 is a very successful year and can be considered the international breakthrough of Saimir Pirgu. He debuted in several operas by Mozart, singing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte, with Claudio Abbado in Ferrara, Reggio Emilia and Modena. After his first performance in Albania as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, staged at the National Opera Tirana, he was called by director Ioan Holender to sing the same role at the Vienna Staatsoper. This debut brought him the prestigious prize “Eberhard Waechter Gesangsmedaille”.
During 2006 season he has sang La Traviata (Alfredo Germont) at the Zurich Opernhaus and at the Staatsoper Berlin.
Saimir Pirgu has just recorded is first CD for Universal Angelo casto e bel, a collection of tenor arias by Mozart, Pergolesi, Bononcini, Donizetti, Verdi, Massenet.
Lately he interpreted the role of Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)i n Los Angeles under the directing guidance of Woodie Allen.

5 comments:

Gloriana said...

H foni toy kai to prosopo toy moy thumizoyn ton Pippo...

Papageno said...

glori sou arese by the way o alvanos tenoros? pali kala pou den eipa touristas......

Gloriana said...

Ton Alfredo toy akoysa ligo, den enthousiastika, alla ena mikro apospasma apo to cd toy poy brika kai akoysa tin Una furtiva lagrima, exairetikos itan.
Na ton akoyoso prosektika kai tha soy po.

Gloriana said...

Des kai ayto to playback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5WIM0gwuhY

Gloriana said...

Eimai sigoyri oti de sou arese, sosta?