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Rosenblatt Recitals

Dear subscriber,

Ahead of his recital on Thursday 23 May at Wigmore Hall, Italian tenor Ivan Magrì took some time out from his busy schedule to answer a few questions about himself and his career, including the odd question submitted by you, our subscribers!

In conversation with... Ivan Magrì

Ivan Magri

We are delighted to be welcoming you to the Wigmore Hall for your London recital debut. Have you visited London before, and are you looking forward to it?

I have never been to London before, so I’m really looking forward to this concert. I’m very excited about singing in such an important city where music is so important.


You had the pleasure of studying under one of the legends of the opera stage, Luciano Pavarotti. Past Rosenblatt Recitalist Ailyn Pérez asked does any particular piece of advice or moment with him stand out?

There were so many things that I learnt from him, as he had such an incredible passion for music and singing. He often told me that I could be his ideal Nemorino!


Of all the operas you have performed, which is your favourite?

I took great pleasure singing Werther, but I also enjoy regularly singing Rigoletto, La Traviata and Elisir d’Amore. Each time I sing them I like to discover more about them.


One of our subscribers, Emma O'Shea, asked do you sing in your free time, around the house or in the shower for example? What do you like to do to relax between performances?

Normally I only sing when I am performing, rehearsing, or practicing to improve my technique. When I want to relax I browse the internet or watch football.


What do you regard as the highlight of your career so far?

I’m happy when the audience is happy… But one good moment which really stands out was singing with Plácido Domingo in Valencia.


What projects and performances have you got planned following your Rosenblatt Recital?

I am performing Elisir D’Amore in Turin’s Regio, Rigoletto in Cina, Berlin and Budapest, Maria Dirudenz in Bergamo, and La Traviata in Tel Aviv conducted by Zubin Mehta. But my most important appointment coming up is in July, when I am getting married!

Rosenblatt Recitals

Thursday 23 May 2013, 7.30pm
Ivan Magrì

Simon Lepper Pianist


Featuring songs and arias by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Flotow, Massenet, Tosti, De Curtis, Gastaldon and Puccini


Wigmore Hall

Tickets from £12

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