May 26, 2019
On May 26, 2019 Saimir Pirgu will appear as the tenor soloist in Berlioz’s Reqiuem at the Musikverein in Vienna, singing with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Jordan. There will be one further performance, on May 27, 2019.
Pirgu has previously performed this work with the Orchestre du Capitole of Toulouse in 2015, as part of a tour which included appearances in Vienna. It is one of many works in the tenor’s concert repertoire, which also includes La Damnation de Faust, another work by Berlioz, which Pirgu recently performed to critical acclaim at the Musikverein with conductor Philippe Jordan in February of this year. Pirgu and Jordan’s long-term collaboration began in 2004, when they did Così fan tutte together at the Salzburg Festival, marking the occasion of Pirgu’s remarkable debut at the Festival – at the time, he was the youngest soloist to ever do so in a main role. The two have also worked together at the Paris Opera on Gianni Schicchi.
After these concerts, Pirgu’s upcoming operatic and concert engagements include Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, and Faust (La Damnation de Faust) at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Information about Berlioz’s Requiem in Vienna
Tenor Soloist: Saimir Pirgu / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Performances on May 26 & 27, 2019