Biography of Pedro Lavirgen (1930-VVVV)

Pedro Lavirgen

Spanish tenor, born July 31, 1930, in Bujalance. Powerful dramatic tenor, has acted in the best opera houses in the world and the most prestigious opponents.

From small showed their willingness to music. It was part of several choirs in his hometown, where his referrer is the pastor, don Ladislao Senostaín, who even makes the soloist of the choir.

He studied in Madrid and entering the Chamber Choir of Radio Nacional of Spain. Step there to the Zarzuela Theatre, while he studied music at the Conservatory and performing arts at the school of dramatic art, here he meets Miguel Barrosa who completed his training as a singer.

It occurs in Zaragoza in 1959 as tenor soloist at the Marina work, with great success. In 1964 José Tamayo hired him as a tenor for the "company lyric Amadeo Vives". His presentation at the opera was playing Ramades on-site Aida at the fine arts theatre of Mexico with Antonietta Stella and Robert Merrill.

Carmen is later presented at the Liceo de Barcelona with the work. It is this theater this for nineteen consecutive seasons. He has also performed at the Vienna Staatsoper, the Metropolitan in New York or in Scala.

Numerous awards and recognitions are the professional career of Pedro Lavirgen: National Prize for theatre in 1963 and 1972, the Gold Medal of the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid in 1967, the circle of the Opera of Mexico in 1965 gold medal, Gold Medal of the Liceo in Barcelona in 1969, Verdi gold in 1973. Pedro Lavirgen put names to the Municipal School of music in his hometown.

Retired in 1993, he holds the Chair of singing at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid.