/D Mennicken-PR

Magnus VIGILIUS  Heldentenor


The Danish tenor started the season 22/23 with his successful debut as SIEGMUND in “Die Walküre” at the Zurich Opera. Before, he already sang this role at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, at the Bratislava Music Festival, at the Ny Opera and the Leipzig Opera.

In 2023/24 he makes his debut as STOLZING in “Die Meistersinger” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, as BACCHUS in “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Prague National Opera and as ALBERT GREGOR in “Vec Makropulos” in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and as BORIS in “Katja Kabanova” He sings the Glagolitic Mass with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, he performs the title part in Raff’s opera “SAMSON” in a CD recording with the Bern Symphony Orchestra.

In 2022/23 he made his remarkable debut as SIEGFRIED in “Siegfried” at the Ny Opera in Denmark. He also was TYCHON in “Katja Kabanova” at the Grand Opéra de Genève, BORIS in “Katja Kabanova” at the Prague National Opera and made his debut as ALBERT GREGOR at the Malmö Opera.

In Leipzig he enchanted both press and audience alike as STOLZING in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, also at the Wagner Festival Days in July 2022. Other recent successes include LOHENGRIN at the Meiningen State Theatre, BORIS in “Katja Kabanova” at the Komische Oper Berlin and JANIK in “Tagebuch eines Verschollenen” at the Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg.

Besides, other international guest performances already brought Magnus Vigilius to the Bayreuth Festival as WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE in “Tannhäuser” and to the Budapest Wagner Days with excerpts from LOHENGRIN. Before, he already made his debut as LOHENGRIN at the Prague National Opera and he sang BORIS in “Katja Kabanova” at the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli. He portrayed RADAMES at the Opera Halle, STEVA and CAVARADOSSI at the Royal Opera Stockholm, CAVARADOSSI at the Opera House Malmö, STEVA in Dijon and Caen and at the Prague National Opera. He also made his debut as FROH with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
In the recording of Richard Flury’s “Die Helle Nacht” with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra he is the KNIGHT. This CD was released under the TOCCATA CLASSICS label.

After graduating at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Drama, he continued his vocal studies with Tonny Landy in Denmark and Professor Douglas Yates (USA). From 2014 Magnus has been developing his lyric dramatic tenor-voice with the help of Elena Batoukova-Kerl and her husband Torsten Kerl.
In May 2014 Magnus won the 2nd Prize and the Prize of the Orchestra in the Lauritz Melchior Singing Competition in Aalborg. In spring 2010 he was awarded with The Funen Opera’s Lars Waage Prize.

From 2007 Magnus portrayed PINKERTON, RODOLFO, DON JOSÉ and sang numerous world premieres of Danish operas at the Funen Opera.

International Engagements at the Opera in Provinsen, the Scottish Opera, the Danish National Opera, at the Rued Langgaard Festival, the Scottish Opera House in Edinburg and at the Fynsken Opera in Odense followed.

Magnus Vigilius works with renowned conductors and producers such as Juraj Valčuha, Ádam Fischer, Axel Kober, Gianandrea Noseda, John Fiore, Jonathan Nott, Tomás Netopil, Karina Canellakis, Ulf Schirmer, David Pountney, Robert Carsen, Elisabeth Linton, Tatjana Gurbaca, Annilese Miskimmon, Jetske Mijnssen, just to name a few.

As a concert singer he performed with the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and the Randers Chamber Orchestra.

Besides, Magnus could be seen as PINKERTON, as BORIS in a Robert Carsen production of “Katja Kabanová” and as HARMAKI in “Kleopatra” at the Danish National Opera Copenhague. Magnus is a regular guest singer at the Janacek Opera in Brno, where he performed a.o. CAVARADOSSI, BORIS and MICHEL in “Juliette”, just to name a few.

In 2020 and 2021 his debuts as PARSIFAL at the Budapest State Opera, as STOLZING in “Die Meistersinger” at the Prague State Opera, FROH at the Bayreuth Festival, ERIK at the Opera House Graz and SIEGMUND at the Helsinki National Opera and the Leipzig Opera and MANOLIOS in “Greek Passion” at the Hannover State Opera were canceled because of the COVID19 pandemic.

In 2024/25 he portrays STOLZING in a new production “Die Meistersinger” at the Copenhagen Opera and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He also makes his debut as SIEGFRIED in “Siegfried” at the Théâtre de la Monnaie Bruxelles.


Deutsche Oper Berlin – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – STOLZING
And with Magnus Vigilius as Walter von Stolzing we have a wonderful tenor on stage. His appealing timbre reminds somehow of Klaus Florian Vogt, but technically with a more obvious Legato and Vibrato.
VAN Magazin
Oper Bern - Samson - SAMSON
Magnus Vigilius in the title role has to wait twenty minutes before his first appearance on stage, getting in with a Delilah call, which shakes one to the core, starting from the Fortissimo, falling to the Diminuendo. A performance of comparable complexity to Esultate from Verdi’s OTELLO. Magnus Vigilius masters the heldentenoral, gigantic part with an never diminishing vocal presence and the necessary boundless vocal reserves. He has no problems whatsoever with long-lasting tones, powerful trumpet-like passages. Effortlessly and precisely he climbs onto the highest repertoire and his portrayal is just captivating, shackling you on the edge of your seat. His victory speech with its overwhelming vocal power and virility in the first act is absolutely fantastic. In the third act, the “love scene”, he is however absolutely capable to more gentle phrasing. In the fourth act, in which they have already taken his eyesight and he lies shackled in prison, he conjures with boisterous strength his wish for revenge and touchingly sings (by the way- parallel with Delilah- which seldom occurs in Wagner pieces) his messianic passage, ending with "Es ist vollbracht" from the New Testament.
oper aktuell
With his clear, tenor voice, certain in the heights and his almost endless breath Magnus Vigilius sings an impressive Samson.
Online Merker
Malmö Opera – Der Fall Makropulos – ALBERT GREGOR
The strongest card in this cast is the tenor Magnus Vigilius, as the hot-head Albert Gregor,…
Weekendavisen - Peter Johannes Erichsen, April 15; 2023
Not least Magnus Vigilius as Albert Gregor. He has an unfailingly confident tenor with many beautiful high notes (his signature role is otherwise Lohengrin)
Opera Magazine - Søren Tranberg Mai 2023
On the tragic side stands Magnus Vigilius with his lyrical heroic power, focused, even in times of desperation.
Sydsvenskan - Matti Edén , 2. April 2023
Magnus Vigilius is magnificent as the failed, yet assertive Albert Gregor - with vocal coverage for both romantic outbursts, despair and humiliation.
Ascolta Magazine - Lars Ole Bonde – 2. April 2023
It was difficult to find much fault in the almost entirely Scandinavian cast, though only Vigilius could match Eichenholz for charisma, nuance and watchability…
Opera Now - Andrew Mellor, 1. Mai 2023
It is a more poignant love affair with Magnus Vigilius, in his role as Albert Gregor. A wonderfully bright tenor, which duels well with Agneta Eichenholz's soprano.
The entire singing performances at the Malmö Opera are outstanding. Magnus Vigilius and Rodion Pogossov as the combatants Albert Gregor and Jaroslav Prus are very convincing.
Theater Lübeck - Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Lena Kutzner as Elsa and Magnus Vigilius in the title part bring a totally new level of brilliance and role perception on the Lübeck stage and into the production itself.

The Danish tenor’s interpretation of Lohengrin in this performance became a unique musical development- from a heroic-metal sound at the beginning, to gentle tones increasing from tender into dramatic sounds in the Nuptial Chamber, up to the Narration of the Holy Grail, portraying both the pride, the breaking up, the disappointment and finally the weakness of a dying hero. A development, congruent with the production, which one was happy to follow, because Vigilius’ tenor voice does not only sound beautiful and secure but above all it is very interesting to listen to in all it’s aspects.
Opernhaus Zürich – Walküre - SIEGMUND
On August 2 Magnus Vigilius (Siegmund) jumped in whereas Cutler, who had caught a cold, acted mutely on stage. Vigilius has a clear heldentenor voice, baritonally grounded in the middle registers. He entirely convinced with his fresh vocal performance. What a pity he didn’t stand on stage himself, instead he just sang from one side of the stage. He started his Wälse cries at the „Speeres Spitze“ thus tonally slender, continuing in letting them rise enormously with a metallic core.
Der neue Merker, 11/2022, John H. Müller
Grand Théâtre de Genève – Katja Kabanova - TYCHON
In this tenor piece, Vigilius absolutely has the vocal format to be a real counterpart to Boris, to whom Tychon’s wife Katja in spite of the social taboos feels illicitly attracted.
Oper! 12/2022, Tobias Gerosa
The Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius utilizes Tychon’s bleakness and the hopelessness for an outstandingly interpretation of the character.
Online Merker
Touchingly and sacrificially the Denish tenor portrays this man, whitout a real character almost unable to rebellion, using all the ressources of his lyrical tenor voice.
Den Ny Opera - Siegfried - SIEGFRIED
Magnus Vigilius, who last year made his debut at the prestigious festival in Bayreuth, Germany, shines in the title role as the ignorant and fearless Siegfried. In effect his own son, since Vigilius also portrayed the father, Siegmund, when Den Ny Opera launched the big Wagner project in 2017 with "The Valkyrie". At the time, the Danish tenor received a Reumert-prize (Danish theatre prize) as Singer of the Year for his Siegmund-portrayal, and the interest in seeing him in the even more important role of dragon-warrior and avenger is rightly great. He may well, with his “hipster-bun” in the first two acts, look and move like a modern football player, but Vigilius' powerful voice is full of temperament and dramatic diction.
Sune Anderberg - Kristeligt Dagblad - 22 August
The tenor Magnus Vigilius, who rose to the challenge as Siegmund in 'Valkyrie', has meanwhile gained an international Wagner career and has sung in Bayreuth. As Siegmund's fearless and frankly annoying as hell teenage son, Siegfried, he's now even better.
There is genuine Wagnerian bite in Vigilius's lyrical-youthful heroic tenor.
Thomas Michelsen - Politiken - 23 August
With 'Siegfried', the third milestone is reached, and the production is particularly distinguished by its singing qualities. As the natural spearhead of the cast we experience the tenor Magnus Vigilius in the title role with a performance of the first rank… Siegfried's monstrous part was sung by the Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius. It is an infamous role with its demands for, on one hand, endurance and masculine strength, on the other, pure innocence and lyrical reflection. Vigilius reconciled the extremes convincingly. His voice type is not the usual, slightly heavy helden-tenor with flat intonation and pressed high notes, because his basic timbre is light, bright and round, and with his voice he could effortlessly let the expressions grow in the diverse transitions of Siegfried's awakening awareness of who he really is. …When the pieces of the sword Notung had to be forged together, Mathiasen (conductor) propelled the music in a superbly coordinated interplay. It's a cool accumulative process leading up to the re-creation of the magical weapon, Siegfried taking matters into his own hands, and Vigilius has complete control over both smithing and vocal resources.
Valdemar Lønsted - Information - 25 August
An epiphany for Wagnerians in Esbjerg
This is where you get to experience world-class singers just before the opera-world snatches them from us.
The tenor Magnus Vigilius is a power-house tenor - nothing fades in the full brilliance of his voice as the hours pass, while the fateful dead-end in Siegfried's character becomes poignantly evident.
Peter Johannes Erichsen - Weekendavisen - 26 August
Fortunately, because Magnus Vigilius, Denmark’s flagship in the „Heldentenor“ field, told us in spring, he would sing the title part. How could he not? In fact, he is the first „Siegfried“ type since the German Peter Hoffmann ( who did not sing Siegfried, just Siegmund in „Die Walküre“),who is not just able to sing the part on the highest level, but also his appearance makes the character credible. The man is truly good-looking, also because he is sporty. He studied acting, which is surely also a great advantage. He was celebrated by the audience like a hero….
But again: blond Magnus Vigilius‘ clear, even bright lyrical tenor voice, loaded with expression, his high emotionality and his almost bursting vitality turn the man in to a natural phenomenon. Magnus Vigilius is a present for every Wagner stage. He his just how one imagines Siegfried. We would like to see him more often also on German stages.
Thomas Krakow / Richard Wagner Zentrum
With the tenor Magnus Vigilius as a superb Siegfried more then half of the success is safe. Wagner himself couldn’t have imagined a more melodious and more beautiful naïve figure. It as pure joy to listen to him, as he has both depths and volume but also an unusual scenic stage presence. Since Magnus Vigilius had sung Siegmund (Siegfried’s Father) in “Die Walküre“ in 2017, he has been offered numerous engagements – also abroad. Obviously. Vigilius has already made his debut in Bayreuth and the local press wrote, that he had also become an offer to sing in Bayreuth again this year. But luckily, Vigilius decided to sing in Esbjerg. Bayreuth must wait.
Magnus Vigilius, who made his debut last year at the renowned Bayreuth Festival, shines in the title role as brilliant but fearless Siegfried
Kristeligt Dagblad
On August 21 the premiere took place. I was thrilled. Comparing to the other Danish Rings, 10 years ago in Copenhagen ( Kasper Holten) and about 20 years ago in Aarhus (Klaus Hofmeier), this SIEGFRIED was more logical an convincing in its concept. Also musically, it truly was a step up. Denmark has a young tenor, Magnus Viligius, who sang first Siegfried with bright radiance. His performance was both vocally and theatrically sensational.
Wolf Janson / Richard Wagner Group
Wagner Festtage – Oper Leipzig – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - STOLZING
Magnus Vigilius portrayed a young, very good-looking and impatient Stolzing, convincingly played with a virile sounding nuanced tenor voice. And if everything is done right here, he is at the beginning of a great career.
Der Neue Merker – Klaus Billand
Meininger Staatstheater – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
The most impressive singer of the evening however, was Magnus Vigilius as Lohengrin. Perfectly differentiated, the tall, slender tenor presented his lyrical, refined, beautifully timbred voice, combining it with a robust, masculine way of singing. Well-versed, nearly without any conventional losses, Vigilius’ singing was technically perfectly disposed. He performed the Story of the Grail with impressive legato culture and silvery bright shining brilliance.
Der Neue Merker 6/2022 Gerhard Hoffmann
In the title part the Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius had jumped in. With his flexible tenor voice he draw a differetiated portrayal: bright and cantable, never needlessly brash. Such a Narration of the Holy Grail was seldom heard : so auraticly wistfully addressed to himself. A farewell scene of its own!
Gerhard R. Koch, OPERNWELT 6/22
But the greatest gain is the Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius, who jumped in for the indisposed Michael Siemon. Just like his interpretation of Stolzing in the Leipzig "Meistersinger” premiere last autumn, his appearance on stage almost seemed youthful. A similar performance was probably last seen many years ago in Katharina Wagner’s “Meistermaler” in Bayreuth with Klaus Florian Vogt. Vocally, but above all visually Vigilius is a truly convincing Heldentenor. Don’t let go of this man!
Richard Wagner Zentrum Mitteldeutschland – Thomas Krakow
…with Magnus Vigilius a Lohengrin with an extremely strong personality enters the stage. Magnus Vigilius, who has already sung Parsifal and Siegmund after his Bayreuth Froh in the Castorf production of 2013, portrays the role much more vividly, more executively I should say, then other role interpreters. His interpretation shows us a Lohengrin whose character is strongly anchored in his mission but who is at the same time extremely emotional. This Lohengrin is absolutely credible, one believes everything he says. He makes an absolutely authentic and therefore sovereign impression. It is exciting to follow the tragical development of Vigilius‘ failed mission. He has a perfectly guided, rather bright timbred and yet expressive tenor voice with a lyrical touch and plenty of legato. This, together with his absolute security in the high repertoire, perfectly suits the astral character of the Swan’s Knight . On top, Vigilius uses the appropriate facial expression in every situation.
Klaus Billand , Der Neue Merker, Mai 2022
Above all Magnus Vigilius in the title part with such a brilliant voice and appearance.
Meininger Tagblatt
As visual shining light with vocal brilliance, Magnus Vigilius is a top class Lohengrin!
Thüringer Allgemeine
Not only visually, Magnus Vigilius is the first choice for the role of this noble knight. Blond, tall and slim, in his white suit, he radiates purity and splendor. Also his voice, distinctive but yet delicate, cultivated and well intelligible…
Inge Kutsche
Magnus Vigilius as Lohengrin began the rehearsals only one week before the premiere. He doesn’t play the role with huge heroic gestures, but very lyrical, almost with tenoral blaze. His powerful fundament is a safe restraint for the outbursts at the end of the second act and in the great duet in the Bride’s room Höchstes Vertrau’n. Here, the voice develops the necessary brilliance to be heard , based on a warm middle register. Intimately, almost like a song and therefore particularly impressing, Vigilius sings the Narration of the Holy Grail. His final farewell captivates by its huge differentiation in phrasing and the dynamic elaboration.
Andreas Hölscher
But what makes this Meiningen „Lohengrin“ quiet outstanding is a kind of musical quality, that easily stands up to any comparison. Though Leipzig had foreseen Klaus Florian Vogt as the swan knight, the vocal brilliance and the visual shining light which Magnus Vigilius presented in Meiningen, can perfectly keep up with him. One can hardly do better in this role!
Opéra de Strasbourg – Diary of One who disappeared - JANIK
Magnus Vigilius, Janik sings most of the melodies sitting on a chair. Although he is Danish, he is familiar with the work of the Moravian composer. He is a wonderful tenor. His voice is large, free and snappy and takes on a Slavic timbre.
Forum Opera
Although of Danish origin, the tenor Magnus Vigilius is a highly gifted interpreter of Leos Ja Janáček ‘s operas and a regular guest of the Brno Janáček Festival. As Janik in “Diary of One who disappeared”, he gave proof of power, intensity, text skills and a remarkable stamina.
Katja Kabanova – Komische Oper Berlin - BORIS
At least partially, Magnus Vigilius gets the opportunity to express an ambivalent inner life. In the part of Boris, Vigilius, who is a born heldentenor, is also a top cast in the lyrical domain.
Volker Tarnow , Opernwelt 1/22
The Heldentenor Magnus Vigilius with his elegant voice, is no shallow womanizer, seizing the moment, but a sensitive soul. A Romeo, desperate without his Julia.
Online Merker
Also versatile and flexible, quite pleasant Magnus Vigilius as Boris.
Hundert 11
With Magnus Vigilius with his heroic tenor voice as her lover Boris at her side, the two of them are a powerful couple, next to whom the other characters seem to fade to grey a bit.
Info Radio
Opernhaus Leipzig – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – WALTHER VON STOLZING
In Magnus Vigilius ,with his sophisticated charisma and his appealing, relaxed acting a perfect Walter von Stolzing was found, who all things considered, made all dreams come true.
Magnus Vigilius acts youthfully blithe. What does he care about the masters!? He knows how to raise mellifluousness and brilliance from his voice. Also visually, he is truly impressive.
Christoph Suhre, Der neue Merker 11/2021
Magnus Vigilius sung with an metal bright, perfectly focused voice (in November 27 he will sing in the premiere of Janacek‘s “Katja Kabanova” At the Komische Oper Berlin).
Online Merker
As Walther von Stolzing tenor Magnus Vigilius impressed with his youthful, brilliant voice and his charismatic performance. The part of Walther is a particularly exhausting one for every tenor, but Vigilius succeeded in achieving a synthesis of stamina and belcanto.
Magnus Vigilius fascinated with his sovereign brilliance and flexible acting , being also visually the ideal Walther von Stolzing.
In his debut as Stolzing, tenor Magnus Vigilius not only has the required trumpet tones. He also shapes the songs of this murderous part.
Bayreuther Festspiele – Tannhäuser – WALTHER VON DER VOLGELWEIDE
Magnus Vigilius sings Walther von der Vogelweide‘s lyrical verses with a flexible tenor voice...
Andreas Berger, OPER! 10/21
The singers of the Wartburg were performed by the debutant Magnus Vigilius as Walther von der Vogelweide with a powerful tenor voice,...
Dänische Nationaloper- Kleopatra – HARMAKI
The tenor Magnus Vigilius is the great singer of the evening ... as Prince Harmaki he was everything you could dream of. A focused, juicy sounding young heldentenor.
Thomas Michelsen - Politiken
Opernhaus Malmö – Tosca - CAVARADOSSI
“Vigilius has a smooth tenor voice that he can turn up and down in volume as needed.
Standing there in Scarpia's headquarters, quietly dismissive despite the prospect of torture and death, with the malice latent in the orchestral music and the sound of the beloved Tosca singing in the theater nearby, one senses a work of art that can capture the great emotions in many layers.
He is on the verge of entering a new league, the 45-year-old Vigilius, with the calendar filled up with Wagner-roles around Europe, even in Bayreuth this summer. He has traveled around Europe with the role of the loving and idealistic Caravadossi for a few years, and it also fits him perfectly in Malmö. A sharp psychological drawing of a figure in crisis that can otherwise quickly become one-dimensional, and this with an impressive vocal stamina.”
Nationaloper Prag - Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Undoubtedly, the real star of the evening was Magnus Vigilius, debuting in the role of the Knight of the Grail Lohengrin, who joins the mortals because of his love for Elsa. The part of Lohengrin is extremely demanding. The major strain for the singer is the 3rd act. I believe Vigilius perfectly suits the role. His voice was unique in every register and never gave the impression of being exhausted. His acting performance was very appealing, impressive and extremely precise. Both phrasing and diction were well thought out…The Libretto of the knight’s greatness was supported by his interpretation and he succeeded in asserting himself in his interactions with Dana Burešová – perfectly demonstrated in the vivid scene in the Bride Room in the 3rd act. Where and when we can see him again as Lohengrin (after the revival in Prague on November 23) is not certain yet. His debut in this very role however makes it clear that this could be an remarkable event.
Klassika Plus
Den Ny Opera Esbjerg – Das Rheingold - FROH
excellently casted.... above all Magnus Vigilius as Froh, who already could be seen here as Siegmund and was celebrated elsewhere as Lohengrin. In 2020 he will make his debut at the Bayreuth Festival. We are looking forward to further encounters.
Online Merker
Teatro di San Carlo Napoli – Katja Kabanova - BORIS
As Boris, Magnus Vigilius' tenor matched beautifully Vykopalová’s powerful soprano. A solid singer, he has a sharp, clear full tenor voice, especially in the top notes.
Opéra de Dijon – Jenufa - STEWA
Noteworthy was also the beautiful musicality of Magnus Vigilius (Steva) with his floating and differentiated notes.
Steva, his halfbrother and rival is a spoiled child, loved by everybody, of which he takes great advantage. He is a good-looking young man, a womanizer, mostly drunk, disgusting and fickle. This difficult role is beautifully portrayed by Magnus Vigilius With his sonorous voice, he masters the part with bravura, clearly and perfectly projected.
Stewa is a bigmouth, a night owl, rich (inhereting a mill of half an hectare), disgusting and a coward, not only in Jenufa’s presence. Rich in vocal color with an enormous verve, one cannot but pity him in his drunkenness, outcast and abandoned, when he sees everything around him breaking down. Magnus Vigilius with his clear voice and marvelous timbre fills the character with power and a extraordinary presence.
Both the male interpretors are fantastic : Magnus Vigilius with his vocal brilliance as the inbearable glamour by.
Odense Symphony Orchestra - Das Rheingold - FROH
Magnus Vigilius sang Froh with a good, clear timbred voice. Vigilius had to portray a total weakling, in which he succeeded perfectly.
Klaus Billand für Der Neue Merker
Opernhaus Halle – Aida - RADAMES
Magnus Vigilius as Radames with his distinctive tenor voice leads the soloists. Effortlessly, he manages to sing even the long-lasting high tones and intensly performs the phrases onto the end.
Opernwelt 3/ 2018 Nora Sophie Kienast
With a perfect voice Magnus Vigilius fascinates as Radames.
Orpheus 2/2018 Herbert Henning
Tenor Magnus Vigilius convinces:
Of the soloists I especially liked the bright timbred, completely clear-focused and highnote-secure Tenor Magnus Vigilius.
MDR-Kultur - Bettina Volksdorf
At the helm of the soloist squad: Magnus Vigilus as a steady and highnote-secure beamingman Radamčs.
NMZ - Joachim Lange
Magnus Vigilius delighted with his flawless voice as Radames.
MusikTheater-Magazin Orpheus - Herbert Henning
Magnus Vigilius, as Radames, presents himself as a brilliant tenor.
Schwäbische - Christel Voith
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
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
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.
Gregers Dirchnick Holmfeldt
Den Jyske Opera - Madama Butterfly - PINKERTON
As the American navy 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 coward; in all of this developmentments of Pinkerton's character, Magnus Vigilius proved to be both a magnificent tenor and a fine actor. It was both gruesome and good to experience.
Aarhus Stiftstidende - Februar 2016
Magnus Vigilius, known and loved from the Funen Opera, who in 2014 caused a stir winning the second Prize of the Lauritz Melcchior International Singing Competition, has a straight, slender and fabulous tenor-voice. He sings out Pinkerton's high notes with security and beauty. I don't recall any Danish tenor did so before him.
Ars Artis - Februar 2016
The tenderness, which Magnus Vigilius radiates in his voice and movements is deeply touching.
Fyens Stiftsidend - Februar 2016
The bright sounding tenor Magnus Vigilius as Pinkerton is cold as ice and yet ardent in the right moments.
Weekendavisen - Februar 2016
Den Jyske Opera - Jenufa - STEVA
Magnus Vigilius portrayed the role of Steva perfectly right and touching. His intelligent singing technique promises an interesting carreer in a rare "Fach".
jcKlassik - John Christiansen - August 2015
The Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius as the cowardly, drunken Steva is the perfect cast for the role. A promising development in the dramatic direction.
Politiken - Thomas Michelsen - August 2015
Nationaloper Prag – Ariadne auf Naxos – BACCHUS
© Petr Neubert
Grand Théâtre de Genève - Katja Kabanova - TYCHON
Copyright: GTGCaroleParodi
Grand Théâtre de Genève - Katja Kabanova - TYCHON
Copyright: GTGCaroleParodi
De Ny Opera - Siegfried - SIEGFRIED
De Ny Opera - Siegfried - SIEGFRIED
Meininger Staatstheater – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Photo: Staatstheater Meiningen
Meininger Staatstheater – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Photo: Staatstheater Meiningen
Meininger Staatstheater – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Photo: Staatstheater Meiningen
Meininger Staatstheater – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Photo: Staatstheater Meiningen
Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg – Diary of One who disappeared – JANIK
Photo: Klara Beck
Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg – Diary of One who disappeared – JANIK
Photo: Klara Beck
Komische Oper Berlin – Katja Kabanova – BORIS
Photo: Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin – Katja Kabanova – BORIS
Photo: Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin – Katja Kabanova – BORIS
Photo: Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin – Katja Kabanova – BORIS
Photo: Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin – Katja Kabanova – BORIS
Photo: Komische Oper Berlin
Opernhaus Leipzig – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – WALTHER VON STOLZING
Photo: Opernhaus Leipzig
Opernhaus Leipzig – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – WALTHER VON STOLZING
Photo: Opernhaus Leipzig
Janáček-Theater Brno – Juliette - MICHEL
Photo: Janáček-Theater Brno
National Opera Prague – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
National Opera Prague – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
National Opera Prague – Lohengrin - LOHENGRIN
Jyske Opera - Kleopatra - HARMAKI
Opéra de Dijon – Jenufa - STEWA
(crédit photos Opéra de Dijon © Gilles Abegg)
Opéra de Dijon – Jenufa - STEWA
(crédit photos Opéra de Dijon © Gilles Abegg)
Opernhaus Halle - Aida - Radames
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
Den Ny Opera – Die Walküre – SIEGMUND
Nationaloper Brno - Tosca -CAVARADOSSI
Opera paa Skäret - Der Fliegende Holländer - ERIK