Saimir Pirgu makes role debut at Opernhaus Zurich

This weekend, Saimir Pirgu makes his role debut as Hoffman in Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) opéra-fantastique in five acts in a new production by Andreas Homoki under the direction of Antonino Fogliani at Opernhaus Zürich. The premiere will be available as a free live stream at 19:00 (CET) on April 11 and listen to Saimir talk about taking on the role of Hoffman and his career to date in an online podcast here.

In addition to his role debut this weekend, Saimir also recently recorded a film version of La Traviata with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Daniele Gatti and Lisette Oropesa, which will be broadcast on the Friday 9th April and available on Rai 3.

Photo credit: Paul Scala

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