Tenor Saimir Pirgu continues his rise in opera

This Sept. 2012 image released by the San Francisco Opera shows Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu, right, during a performance of "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," in San Francisco. (AP Photo/San Francisco Opera, Cory Weaver)The unlikely encounter between first-time opera director Woody Allen and a budding Albanian tenor began with about 20 minutes of near-silence at rehearsal.


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