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A prominent bass-baritone makes his mark at the Met as Don Juan’s wingman.  By David Shengold

Luca Pisaroni, a dashing bass-baritone born in Venezuela and raised in Italy, has become one of the Metropolitan Opera’s most dependably exciting performers. With a dark, agile voice, sterling musicianship and curly-haired good looks, Pisaroni, still in his thirties, may someday take on opera’s No. 1 Don Juan himself. For now, he revels in the part of Leporello, the titular rake’s all-important wingman, a role Pisaroni plays in a new Met Don Giovanni helmed by renowned theatrical director Michael Grandage (Frost/Nixon, Red).

- Time Out New York

Next Performances

Musikverein Wien


DEC 14, 15, 16

Grande Auditório

“No Tenors Allowed” Gala Concert

DEC 21

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6 December 2016

Deutsche Grammophon 'Le nozze di Figaro' named a 2017 GRAMMY Award finalist!

Deutsche Grammophon 'Le nozze di Figaro' named a 2017 GRAMMY Award finalist!

The critically lauded Deutsche Grammophon release of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, captured at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in 2015, has been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award as "Best Opera Recording." Luca Pisaroni's thrilling portrayal of Figaro has been heraleded as "the finest on disc for his relish of the text since Taddei for Giulini in the 1960s ..." (The Sunday Times).

Mr. Pisaroni is featured on this album alongside a starry cast on this album, including Thomas Hampson as Count Almaviva, Sonya Yoncheva as the Countess, Angela Brower is Cherubino, Anne Sofie von Otter is Marcellina, Christiane Karg as Susanna, Rolando Villazón sings Basilio, with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.


4 December 2016

Rossini's 'Stabat Mater' in Vienna

Rossini's 'Stabat Mater' in Vienna

Luca Pisaroni is featured as the bass soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater, December 14, 15 & 16 at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the Wiener Symphoniker and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien for these performances, with a soloist roster that also includes soprano Marina Rebeka, mezzo-soprano Margarita Gritskova, and tenor Joel Prieto. The concert programme also includes Richard Strauss' powerful Tod und Verklärung.

27 November 2016

Pisaroni sings "masterfully" in concert at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

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"The talent of an artist - an opera singer, for example - can be recognized by the naturalness with which they solve the most technically challenging passages without sacrificing the colors and the spirit of the score. So did the bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni during the concert that was staged at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari for the eighteenth concert of the symphonic season.

As imposing as he is graceful, the 41 year-old Pisaroni performed six songs of Schubert lieder in the program (including the famous Erlkönig) maneuvering between the affects, now elegiac, now tragic, now playful."


24 November 2016

Luca Pisaroni sings Händel's 'Messiah' in Canada

Luca Pisaroni sings Händel's 'Messiah' in Canada

Luca Pisaroni  travels to Canada for Messiah performances with Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec on December 8 & 9 in Quebec City and in Montreal on December 10. Conductor Bernard Labadie leads these concerts, which also feature soprano Lucy Crowe, countertenor Iestyn Davies, and tenor Allan Clayton.

23 November 2016

"Pisaroni and Pikulski Impress" in recital at Wigmore Hall

"Italian bass-baritone, Luca Pisaroni, is particularly renowned for his interpretations of Mozart but has increasingly moved into Baroque repertoire, Rossini and Verdi. He has given a number of recitals recently focusing on the German Lied to considerable critical acclaim. There is a wonderful dark, masculine quality to his voice and he is clearly a sensitive interpreter of lieder. Maciej Pikulski is a soloist and chamber musician as well as an accompanist and he clearly has a big technique as well as a keen musical imagination.

The recital opened with four Schubert settings of poems by Mayrhofer who shared lodgings with the composer and was an important cultural mentor. Pisaroni brought a bracing sturdiness to ‘Der Schiffer’ while Pikulski played the whirling arpeggio figurations with enormous clarity and brilliance ...


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