Performance Database

Magnus Vigilius

Awarded the prestigious Reumert Prize 2018 as best singer of the year for his interpretation of SIEGMUND in Walküre at Den Ny Opera in Denmark.

At the beginning of the 22/23 season, the Danish tenor made his successful debut at the Zurich Opera House as SIEGMUND in Walküre. He previously sang this role at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the Bratislava Music Festival, Ny Opera and Leipzig Opera, among others.

In 2022/23 he made his outstanding debut as SIEGFRIED in Siegfried at Ny Opera in Denmark. Was TYCHON in Katja Kabanova at the Grand Opéra de Geneve, BORIS in Katja Kabanova at the National Opera Prague and debuted as ALBERT GREGOR at the Opera in Malmö.

At Leipzig Opera, here also at the Wagner Festival in July 2022, he thrilled audiences and the press as STOLZING in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He recently celebrated further successes as LOHENGRIN at the Staatstheater Meiningen as well as BORIS in Katja Kabanova at the Komische Oper Berlin and JANIK in Tagebuch eines Verschollenen at the Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg. 

International guest appearances have also taken Magnus Vigilius to the Bayreuth Festival as WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE in Tannhäuser and the Wagner Days Budapest with excerpts from LOHENGRIN. He previously made his debut as LOHENGRIN at the National Opera Prague and sang BORIS in Katja Kabanova at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. He sang RADAMES at the Halle Opera, STEVA and CAVARADOSSI at the Royal Opera Stockholm, CAVARADOSSI at the Malmö Opera, STEVA in Dijon and Caen and at the National Opera Prague. As FROH he made his debut with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.

In the recording of Richard Flury's Die Helle Nacht with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra he is the KNIGHT. The CD is published by TOCCATA CLASSICS.

After studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Drama, he continued his vocal studies Tonny Landy and Stig Fogh Andersen and in the USA with Prof. Douglas Yates.

In May 2014, Magnus won 2nd prize and the orchestra prize at the Lauritz Melchior International Vocal Competition in Aalborg. In the spring of 2010, he was awarded The Funen Opera's Lars Waage prize.

From 2007 Magnus sang roles such as the PINKERTON, RODOLFO, DON JOSÉ as well as numerous premieres of Danish operas at The Funen Opera.

This was followed by engagements at the Opera in Provinsen, the Scottish Opera as well as the Danish National Opera, the Rued Langgaard Festival, the Scottish Opera in Edinburgh and Den Fynsken Opera in Odense.

Magnus Vigilius works with renowned conductors and directors such as Juraj Valčuha, Ádam Fischer, Axel Kober, Gianandrea Noseda, Ulf Schirmer, David Pountney, David Carson, Annilese Miskimmon, Jetske Mijnssen, and many others.

In the concert field he could be heard together with The Royal Danish Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and with the Randers Chamber Orchestra.

 He has also made guest appearances at the Danish National Opera in Copenhagen as PINKERTON and as BORIS in Robert Carsen's production of Katja Kabanová and HARMAKI in Cleopatra. At the Janacek Opera Brno he is a regular guest and sang here, among others, CAVARADOSSI, BORIS and MICHEL in Juliette.

In 2020 and 21, due to Corona, his debuts as PARSIFAL at the Budapest State Opera, STOLZING in Meistersinger at the Prague State Opera, FROH at the Bayreuth Festival, ERIK at the Graz Opera, SIEGMUND at the Helsinki National Opera and Leipzig Opera , MANOLIOS in Greek Passion at the Hanover State Opera were cancelled.

Future engagements will take him to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theatre de La Monnaie Brussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam ..with roles such as STOLZING in Meistersinger SIEGFRIED in Siegfried, ALBERT GREGOR in Vec Makropulos.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2021 Tannhäuser Walther von der Vogelweide