Saimir Pirgu (Tenor)
Born: 23rd September 1981, Elbasan, Albania
Artist's website: http://www.saimirpirgu.com/
Saimir Pirgu is an Albanian international opera singer (tenor). In 2014 he was awarded the Italian citizenship by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
Further Reading: Saimir Pirgu
As he prepares to sing La traviata at Covent Garden this evening, Katherine talks to the Albanian tenor about his new operatic recital-disc on Opus Arte.