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Vigilius, Magnus - Tenor

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Die Walküre, Den Ny Opera, 2017
 
Magnus Vigilius' Siegmund is the vocal highlight of the production. His voluminous sound has effortless superiority and a natural authority, which makes him an obvious candidate for the Wagner-tenor of his generation.
–      Fyens Stiftstidende - Lene Kryger
 
It's fantastic that we on our latitudes have such a strong heroic couple as Cornelia Beskow and Magnus Vigilius, who with silver clear voices redeemed the roles of the young twin couple.
–      Ascolta - Peter Wang
 
The tenor Magnus Vigilius, who has begun to take exciting steps towards the Wagner hero-world, is a strong and youthful Siegmund. Bodily and vocally slim and virile.
At the premiere on Friday, Vigilius was generous with of a couple of long 'Wälse cries' when he from his imprisoned despair was forced to call on his wolf father, and later he acknowledged Sieglinde's sister love with an excellent ' Winterstürme '.
–      Politiken - Thomas Michelsen
 
Siegmund is sung by Magnus Vigilius, a young heldentenor in an enormous development.
–      Gregersdh.dk - Gregers Dirchnick Holmfeldt
 
Love flares more than usually between the beautiful couple Sieglinde and Siegmund. Beautifully and powerfully sung by Swedish Cornelia Beskow and Danish Magnus Vigilius
–      Kulturkupéen - Ulla Strømberg
 
 
Der Fliegende Holländer, Opera på Skäret, 2016
 
The Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius, as Erik, Senta's fiancé, sees his world shatter to pieces, and he expresses with great presence and vocal intensity his despair over the suddenly changed circumstances.
            – Henry Larsson, Opera Magazine, September 2016
 
Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius is perhaps the greatest of them all, and he gives a rounded, three-dimensional portrait of Erik, who often stands out as rather uninteresting. He finds more nuances in the part than I can remember hearing before.
            – Göran Forsling, Seen and Heard International
 
Inbetween these forces of obsession , longing for the ineffable and the search for salvation is Erik. Magnus Vigilius´ languishing and suffering tenor manages to arouse sympathy for this ordinary man, who sees his life crushed and powerless witnesses how his beloved throws herself into the sea to offer the condemned perpetual peace.
            – Karin Helander, Svenska Dagbladet
 
Best on stage among the gentlemen was absolutely the Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius, who sang the role of Erik, and without the usual hunting equipment. When Magnus Vigilius entered the stage from the right wing, it lifted the whole performance, and it must surely qualify as a truly excellent debut as a Wagnersinger.
            – Mogens Andersson, Operalogg
 
 
Madama Butterfly, Danish National Opera, 2016
 
As the American naval officer Pinkerton, who enriches and later destroys Butterfly's life, Magnus Vigilius delivered a very convincing performance. From the deeply unsympathetic, through the infatuated, to the despicable cowardly; in all of this development of Pinkertons character, Magnus Vigilius showed himself both as a magnificent tenor and a fine character actor. It was both gruesome and good to experience.
            – Aarhus Stiftstidende
 
Magnus Vigilius was, with his beautifully ringing and baritone-voluminous tenor-voice, the sovereign cast for the careless, arrogant Pinkerton.
            – Ascolta Opera Magazine
 
Magnus Vigilius, known and loved on Funen from The Funen Opera, and who in 2014 caused a stir winning the second prize in The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition, has an erect, slender, and magnificent tenor-voice; he hurls out Pinkertons highnotes with a security and beauty, that I cannot recall having heard from any other Danish tenor before him.
            – Ars Artis
 
The tenderness, that tenor Magnus Vigilius radiates in his voice and movements, is deeply touching.
            – Fyens Stiftstidende
 
The bright sounding tenor Magnus Vigilius is ice cold, and yet in the right moments glowing as Pinkerton.             – Weekendavisen
 
The tenor Magnus Vigilius got his second leading role for The Danish National Opera, after his success as Steva in "Jenůfa", and it was a joy to listen to his Pinkerton, who sounded beautifully Italian in the love duet in 1. Act. Furthermore he musically created a character of the American naval officer, you as an audience member listened intensely to.
            – JCklassisk
 
The opera's counterpart to Madama Butterfly, Mr. Pinkerton, was sung by Magnus Vigilius. His brilliant warm tenor timbre harmonized perfectly with Dreisigs soprano voice in the long, beautiful love duet in the end of act 1. However unsympathetic the role of Pinkerton is, it never materialized itself in Magnus Vigilius' singing only in his dramatic performance. Vocally he matched Elsebeth Dreisig perfectly, and they suited each other incredibly beautifully.
            – Nordjyske Stiftstidende
 
 
Antichrist, September 2015
 
Magnus Vigilius was glowing with an evil face as "The Mouth Speaking Great Things" and "The Scarlet-Coloured Beast", and his tenor voice had a dramatic punch and superiority that suited Langgaards fearful doomsday visions perfectly.
–      Per Rask Madsen, Information
 
This "Antichrist" profited from having an excellent team of singers, leaded by the soprano Signe Asmussen as the hefty, scarlet whore and Magnus Vigilius matching her both in colors and with his magnificent voice.
–      Peter Dürrfeld, Kristeligt Dagblad
 
 
Jenufa, August 2015
 
It's good that Magnus Vigilius, so early in his career in the heavier dramatic repertoire, has taken on the challenging role of Steva, which he unwaveringly performed so right and even touching as Steva. Both dramatically and vocally. He even sang so technically intelligent that we can expect a very interesting career in a "fach", that is not crowded.
–      John Christiansen, jcKlassisk
 
The Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius, as the cowardly drunken Steva, is the right man for the role. A promising development in the dramatic direction.
–      Thomas Michelsen, Politiken
 
Magnus Vigilius is vocally and dramaticly an excellent Steva, his tenor has developed to international dimensions.
–      Sarah Louise Pedersen, Fyens Stiftstidende
 
Magnus Vigilius' voice is very agile in the portrayal of the charming bastard. That character he portrays very convincingly. His further career will be interesting to follow.
–      Ole Straarup, Aarhus Stiftstidende
 
Magnus Vigilius fits the role well as the slapdash playboy, both in his appearance and vocally.
–      Rachel Einarsson, Jyllands Posten
 
 
Semifinals and Finals of The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition
Magnus Vigilius sang Siegfried at the forge and Walther von Stolzing‘s Price Song from the third act of ”Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” as if he were a student of Richard Wagner himself, with a declamation and expression, which also includes the Italian bel canto sensation. His Walther von Stolzing was the musical highlight and finest Wagner experience of the competition.
He had a presence and intensity in Gralserzählung from “Lohengrin”, which fits his lyrical tenor perfectly. Vigilius´ insight and interpretation of the text was greater than any of the four finalists. He sings both wisely disposing his voice and very musically.
–      JCklassisk
 
 
Magnus Vigilius is a Houdini you believe in, with body and glorious tembre.
Magnus Vigilius is dazzling as the madness-run Roderick Usher, especially in the final scene where his madness almost physically transmits itself to the audience.
He (Don Jose) is sung by Magnus Vigilius with great authority and a strong voice, it is a pleasure to follow his development.
Magnus Vigilius is gifted with a huge theatrical charisma, and in the final scene, the murder of the shedevil, Carmen, he gives everything he has in him. Gruesomely realistic choking.
 
Fyens Stiftstidende
 
Hoffmann, sung by tenor Magnus Vigilius who vocally masters the role gloriously – and at the same time has the energy to spice it up with both drama and humor
Pinkerton is lyrically and beautifully sung by Magnus Vigilius
Magnus Vigilius  sings the dramatic tenorrole as Leonardo beautifully.
– Jyllandsposten
 
Houdini
Magnus Vigilius has a very large voice with splendour and great variety in the expression.
– Fyens Amts Avis
 
From the House of the Dead
Magnus Vigilius demonstrates his huge talent, which is about to give him the attention it deserves. He has great expressions and a beautifully controlled voice.
 – Frederiksborg Amts Avis