28 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni returns to the Salzburg Festival this summer, for a series of highly anticipated appearances in two of his signature Mozart roles. Mr. Pisaroni sings Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni on August 4, 7, 9, 13, 18 & 21. His previous portrayals of the role have been heralded by critics and audiences alike: "... the Leporello of the vibrant bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni ... Mr. Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.” (The New York Times)
The Salzburg Don Giovanni cast includes Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, with Carmela Remigio as Donna Anna, Layla Claire as Donna Elvira, and Paolo Fanale as Don Ottavio. Alain Altinoglu leads the Wiener Philharmoniker for these performances, highlighting a staging by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.
26 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni's critically acclaimed portrayal of Count Almaviva in the 2015 Salzburg Festival production of Le nozze di Figaro can now be enjoyed on a new Euro Arts DVD release. The cast also includes Anett Fritsch as Countess Almaviva, Martina Janková as Susanna, and Ann Murray sings Marcellina, with Adam Plachetka in the title role. Dan Ettinger leads from the pit for this Sven-Eric Bechtolf-directed production. Purchase your copy of this extraordinary release today via Amazon. Pisaroni's dog Tristan also makes a special cameo appearance in Act I!
23 June 2016
The Wiener Staatsoper presents a live online stream of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, starring Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, on June 28. Visit the following link for broadcast details and additional information about the stream. Cornelius Meister conducts for this production featuring staged by Jean-Louis Martinoty. Rachel Willis-Sorensen is the Countess Almaviva, Valentina Naforniţa sings Susanna, Alessio Arduini is featured in the title role, and Marianne Crebassa is Cherubino.
17 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni returns to the Wiener Staatsoper stage on June 22, 25 & 28 as Count Almaviva in Mozart's enduring masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro. Cornelius Meister leads from the pit for these performances, featuring a staging by director Jean-Louis Martinoty. Rachel Willis-Sorensen is the Countess Almaviva, with Valentina Naforniţa as Susanna, Alessio Arduini in the title role, and Marianne Crebassa as Cherubino. Please note ticket availability is extremely limited for this engagement.
10 June 2016
"A rich bass, sensual top notes, also interspersed with a bright urgency: With his voice, Luca Pisaroni, born in 1975 in Venezuela and later grew up in northern Italy, reached the top of the opera world . . . to understand his voluminous Sangesorgan but also in chamber music? He did it: In the "Song" cycle at the Vienna Konzerthaus Pisaroni proved to be a brilliant highlight of the season. Where he could use his baritone here in the middle range of "Italianità": A sonorous mixture of melting, dripping and revelry benefited all kinds of fans of Italian art song - the poets and dreamers of Vincenzo Bellini, the hotheads of Gioachino Rossini, the fervency of Paolo Tosti."