Acclaimed by audiences and critics around the world, Saimir Pirgu is a world-renowned tenor whose performances range from Macduff in Macbeth of Verdi acclaim, to Roméo in Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
Saimir has performed in almost all of the most important opera houses around the globe.
I met Saimir in London during his portrayal of Verdi’s Alfredo in La Traviata and had the privilege of dining with him and a few of his close friends at the end of the evening. After a energy-sapping performance, this man was alive, vibrant, and full of fun.
The conversation drifted from all things opera-related to absolute fun and spontaneous topic-tripping. Amidst the un-containable laughter and camaraderie I sensed the strong mindset that is the foundation upon which this man has built his career. You’ll see that he continues to seek to find a balance in his life between the demands that the global operatic world places upon him, and his personal and private ambitions and desires. I was so happy when he agreed to this interview a year on.
As promised, here are 3 attitudinal traits that I’ve extracted from this interview. I assess these as being big winners for Saimir in attaining what he has up to now:
- Trusting an inner-led knowing. Saimir possesses an inner knowing that he WILL achieve his dreams, and couples this with a focus that is steadfast. Steadfast focus is not fanatical or obsessive. It is a focus that is nurtured by thoughts that lead to positive engagement with actions – such as continued learning, putting in the training hours, turning up on time, and recognising opportunities that are are potentially life-changing (for the better, of course!)
- Open to learning new. See if you can identify this attitude in Saimir’s storytelling! He sees everything as an opportunity for new learning – about himself, about a situation, a person, his music, etc.. This is so deep a practice of his, that this is now just his modus operandi in the world.
- Master and mastery mindset. As you listen to the interview, you will detect that Saimir is on a path of continuous improvement. He is appreciative of his current achievements and abilities, but he has an eagerness, and sometimes even displays impatience, in relation to moving-on to the next phase or level.
It’s a pleasure to share this with you all. I’ve learnt so much myself. Enjoy!
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