In the Press

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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In the Press

23 March 2017

Wiener Zeitung

"Eigentlich kannst du nur versagen!"

Der Bassbariton Luca Pisaroni über seine Furcht vor der Rolle des Don Giovanni, sein Faible für den Sänger Dean Martin, Schwiegervater Thomas Hampson und sein Wesen als Opernnarr.

"Wiener Zeitung": Sie treten mit Ihrem Schwiegervater Thomas Hampson demnächst im Konzerthaus auf. Warum heißt der Abend wie eine CD, die Hampson schon vor rund 20 Jahren herausgebracht hat? Und gibt es das gleiche Programm?

Luca Pisaroni: Nein. Thomas hat "No Tenors Allowed" 1999 im Duo mit dem Bass Samuel Ramey aufgenommen. Die beiden schafften es aber nicht, gemeinsam auch nur ein Konzert zu geben. Thomas hat mich jetzt, so sagte er es jedenfalls jüngst in einem Interview, zu den Konzerten "gezwungen". Ich mochte die CD schon immer, vor allem die Idee, weniger bekannte Musik vorzustellen. Wenn ein Sopran und ein Tenor gemeinsam auftreten, landen sie meist bei denselben Duetten. Thomas und ich (Bariton und Bassbariton, Anm.) singen Nummern, die man nicht so kennt.

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14 February 2017

WQXR

He Sang/She Sang: The Madness and Music of 'I Puritani'

He Sang/She Sang: The Madness and Music of 'I Puritani'

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, Merrin Lazyan and Jeff Spurgeon speak with director Sarah Meyers about why, despite its utterly implausible plot, some consider Bellini's I Puritani to be among the greatest operatic masterpieces ever written. We also hear from bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni about his role debut as Giorgio, the best singing advice he's ever received, and the joys of traveling with his two dogs, Lenny and Tristan. 

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3 February 2017

Rossini America

Luca Pisaroni makes his much anticipated ROF debut this August!

Luca Pisaroni makes his much anticipated ROF debut this August!

Most American Rossini lovers will remember Luca Pisaroni as the unforgettable Alidoro in the Metropolitain Opera’s “La Cenerentola” a few season’s back. Fortunately it was transmitted in HD, so people all over the US had the chance to experience this exceptional artist. Pisaroni is back at the Met this month for “I Puritani”, and those lucky enough to be in New York during this period, should make sure to attend one of these performances. 

Pisaroni kindly agreed to answer a few questions for Rossini America, taking a break from his hectic schedule to share some of his perspectives with us. We thank him, and we hope you enjoy our “interview”!

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