" Magnus Vigilius is vocally and dramatically an excellent Steva, his tenor has developed to international dimensions."- Sarah Louise Pedersen, Fyens Stiftstidende
International guest appearances has taken the Danish Tenor Magnus Vigilius already to the stages of the Janacek Opera Brno, the Danish National Opera, the Fynske Opera, the Scottish Opera or the Opéra de Dijon.
After graduating at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Drama, he continued his vocal studies with Tonny Landy and Stig Fogh Andersen in Denmark and Professor Douglas Yates (USA). In spring 2010 he was awarded with The Funen Opera's Lars Waage prize.
2007 Magnus became a member of the The Funen Opera ensemble, where he portrayed RODOLFO in "La Boheme", DON JOSE in Carmen or PINKERTON in "Madama Butterfly". He also sang in several world premieres of contemporary Danish operas.
While still singing these roles, Magnus Vigilius changed in 2012 to the German and Slavic dramatic repertoire, singing such parts as STEVA, BORIS in "Katja Kabanova", MAX in "Der Freischütz", ERIK in "Der Fliegender Holländer". He completed his studies with the Heldentenor Torsten Kerl.
In May 2014 Magnus won the 2nd prize and The Orchestra Prize of the Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition.
Among his many appearances, his CAVARADOSSI at Opera in Provinsen in 2013 is particularly worth mentioning. Other highlights include STEVA both at the Scottish Opera and the Danish National Opera in the production of Annilese Miskimmon (2015) or ANTHICHRIST in "The Scarlet-Coloured Beast" at the Rued Langgaard Festival.
Last season he could be seen as ERIK at the Opera paa Skäret. He returned to the Danish National Opera as PINKERTON and sang BORIS in "Katja Kabanová" with Robert Carsen as stage director. Moreover, he was PINKERTON and CAVARADOSSI at the Czech National Opera.
As a concert soloist, Magnus has performed with orchestras such as The Royal Danish Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and the Randers Chamber Orchestra.
Among his next engagements he will appear as STEVA in Jenufa at the Opéra de Dijon and at the Opera di Torino, CAVARADOSSI in Brno or SIEGMUND in Wagner's Walküre at the Ny Opera.