11 February 2015
Hot on the heels of his “vibrant” performances as Leporello at The Met, Luca Pisaroni will once again be featured as part of Classical Action’s Michael Palm Recital Series, on February 19 in New York City. Pianist Craig Terry, Music Director of the Ryan Opera Center joins Luca for this special performance. The series, which is now in its eleventh season, features house concerts and salon evenings highlighting acclaimed artists from various musical genres, who donate their time to support fundraising efforts for persons battling HIV/AIDS and many other critical illnesses. The late Michael Palm was a benefactor of Classical Action, and these recitals are given in his memory. Get tickets now
8 February 2015
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni has opened to rave reviews for Luca Pisaroni’s interpretation of the charming and clever Leporello, one of his signature roles:
“ . . . this performance was, overall, the best sung . . . with the Leporello of the vibrant bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. He conveys the character’s bungling awkwardness. Yet Mr. Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”
Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times
14 January 2015
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
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.