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by SILVIA LURAGHI
Luca Pisaroni has the feeling that when you grow up in Busseto, you are much more likely to get involved with opera than if you grow up anywhere else. "You feel Verdi's spirit all over the place!" says the Venezuelan-born bass-baritone. "My family moved back to Italy when I was four. As a kid, I used to go to the opera with my grandfather, and when I was eleven, I already knew I wanted to be an opera singer." Read more

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14 January 2015

A return to the Met in Don Giovanni

A return to the Met in Don Giovanni

Luca revisits the role of Leporello next month at the Metropolitan Opera, in Mozart’s ever-popular work Don Giovanni. Pisaroni debuted in the role at the Met in 2011, which was heralded by critics as a “dynamic” and “charismatic and compulsively watchable” performance. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the run, with Peter Mattei in the title role, Elza van den Heever as Donna Anna, Emma Bell as Donna Elvira, and James Morris appearing as The Commendatore. Performances take place February 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 21, 24 & 27 and March 2 & 6.

Enjoy video of Mr. Pisaroni singing “Madamina, il catalago è questo” (The Catalogue Aria) at WQXR’s Greene Space from 2011, previewing his first Met appearance in the role. 

3 January 2015

Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with staged “Missa Solemnis”

Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with staged “Missa Solemnis”

Luca Pisaroni makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut this month on January 9, 10 & 11, in concerts led by renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. The series features Beethoven’s epic and masterful “Missa Solemnis.” In celebration of his 70th birthday, Tilson Thomas has conceived a staged performance of this spectacular piece, with world premiere video designed by Finn Ross, and directed by James Darrah. 

Mr. Pisaroni is joined by a spectacular group of singers for these concerts, including soprano Joélle Harvey, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, and tenor Brandon Jovanovich, as well as the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Children’s Chorus. 

Luca joins Maestro Tilson Thomas later this season for a series with the San Francisco Symphony, featuring Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella,” on May 14 & 15.

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