In the Press

Faced with an assignment like this, the temptation is to go cantering down memory lane - I plead guilty elsewhere in these pages - but it is a pleasure to hail an interpretation hot, as it were, off the stage: Pisaroni's trail-blazing Guglielmo at Glyndebourne this year. He has a beautifully dark, firm voice with a wide range of colour, sings words as if they mean something (being italian helps) and is a natural creature of the stage. But there was more to this performance than that.

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Next Performances

Salzburg Festival

Le Nozze di Figaro / Count

JUL 28 AUG 2, 5, 9, 12, 15, 18



AUG 21

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25 July 2015

Luca sings Count Almaviva at the Salzburg Festival

Luca sings Count Almaviva at the Salzburg Festival

Following his critically-acclaimed performances as Leporello in Don Giovanni last season, Luca Pisaroni returns to the Salzburg Festival, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. This has become a signature role for Pisaroni, whose recent turn as the Count at San Francisco Opera was heralded as a "commanding" and "fierce" portrayal. 

Performances take place July 26 & 28, and August 2, 5, 9, 12, 15 & 18, with a cast that includes Anett Fritsch as the Countess Almaviva, Martina Janková as Susanna, and Ann Murray as Marcellina, with Adam Plachetka in the title role. Dan Ettinger leads the orchestra in this new staging from director Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The production will also receive broadcasts via SERVUS TV; visit the Festival website for broadcast dates. And don't miss your chance to see Pisaroni's dog Tristan in his highly anticipated stage debut in Act I!


2 July 2015

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ - Baden-Baden Gala and Deutsche Grammophon Release

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ - Baden-Baden Gala and Deutsche Grammophon Release

Luca Pisaroni returns to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden this month, in the title role of Mozart’s ever-popular masterwork Le Nozze di Figaro. Luca has received outstanding critical acclaim for his signature portrayal of Figaro, most recently at the Bayerische Staatsoper:

“It’s hard to imagine a better singer for the role: Pisaroni shows off a strong voice, impeccable Italian, and wonderful comedic inflections.”

Ilana Walder-Biesanz –


26 June 2015

'Fidelio' with the San Francisco Symphony

'Fidelio' with the San Francisco Symphony

". . . Luca Pisaroni’s Don Fernando perfectly captured the spirit of “enlightened nobility.” 

Stephen Smoilar -

" . . . in a bit of luxury casting, Luca Pisaroni showed up at the end as Don Fernando, who makes everything right."

Joshua Kosman - SFGate


16 June 2015

A "commanding' and 'fierce' portrayal of the Count in 'The Marriage of Figaro' at San Francisco Opera


"The most consistent and commanding contribution came from bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, who sang the role of Figaro here in 2010 and has now returned as the Count. With his fluent, burnished vocal tone and an air of wounded, arrogant self-regard, Pisaroni turned the character into a fierce but suitably human antagonist, as well as bringing out the humor inherent in the role."

Joshua Kosman - SFGate


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