"La Bohème" at Los Angeles Opera"
Spectrum News 1 interviewed tenor Saimir Pirgu in occasion of the new production of "La Bohème" which opened the new season at Los Angeles Opera.
Faust in Melbourne (role debut)
Gounod's "Faust" at Opera Australia, Melbourne State Theatre, 27, 29 November; 3,5,7 December, Guillaume Tourniaire conducts.
Saimir Pirgu releases solo album
Saimir Pirgu releases his debut solo album on the Opus Arte label, Il Mio Canto featuring many of the greatest tenor arias ever composed. The release pays tribute to the art form he is dedicating his career to, the tradition of the great Italian Tenor. As a protégé of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Pirgu’s training in Italy has shaped his artistry and the repertoire he’s sung in all the major international opera houses. Il Mio Canto explores the Italian and French operas that great Italian tenors such as Pavarotti made their own. The album release will be followed by a worldwide tour, including performances in Florence, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and New York.
"Tenor From the Dark Side of the Moon" - The New York Times
"His singing sounds spontaneous and unforced, graced by an intuitive play of light and shade and a silken touch".
In this article, The New York Times retraces the salient features of Saimir Pirgu's life and career.