Bio Read full biography

About the bass-baritone and his career and life so far ...

Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni has established himself as one of the most charismatic and versatile singers performing today. Since his debut at age 26 with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pisaroni has continued to bring his compelling artistry to the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals.

Luca Pisaroni begins the 2019/20 season with a return to the Wiener Staatsoper to star as the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He then sings the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a concert staging with the Sinfonieorchester Basel at the George Enescu Festival and Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Orchestre Métropolitain under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera for two productions this season: Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) and Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), marking the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging inspired by Coney Island. He closes out the season starring in multiple productions of Don Giovanni, beginning at the Palais Garnier as the title role with the Opéra National de Paris, singing Leporello at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and concluding with the title role at Opernhaus Zürich.

Pisaroni’s 2019/20 concert appearances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchester Wiener Akademie, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with NHK Symphony Orchestra and a concert with I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala at Zaryadye Hall in Moscow. In recital, Luca will appear at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, at The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and at UBC Opera in Vancouver for their “Singer Behind the Song” series. Pisaroni reunites with baritone Thomas Hampson for their acclaimed “No Tenors Allowed” concert series in Provo, Utah, and then at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Upcoming View full schedule

The latest in performances and recitals in the 2019 / 2020 season

News & Press View all news & press

The latest news, press and reviews from Luca’s performances and recitals

Press

‘Così fan tutte’ in New York

“Luca Pisaroni sang Guglielmo and seemed to be having the time of his life. He sang beautifully and acted the role to the hilt. He is a true Mozartean, singing both Leporello and Don Giovanni, and both the Count and Figaro in NOZZE DI FIGARO.” Broadway World “The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, sounding rich and suave […]

News

Guglielmo in ‘Così fan tutte’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Luca Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Guglielmo in the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Originally set in Naples, it has been suggested that the preponderance of woodwinds in the score is meant to evoke the breezy atmosphere of the seashore. Phelim McDermott’s production updates […]

#OperaDogs

View the gallery

Watch View all videos

Recordings View full discography

Berlioz – Roméo et Juliette

2018

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling and musicality to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed “too beautiful, too musical” to not be performed, this impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus.

Social

Opera houses, dogs, manuscripts, travel, hotels, musicians… did we mention dogs?

Join us for a Q & A with the whole cast immediately following this afternoon’s performance of “Così fan tutte"… https://t.co/IFsejvragV
We open “Così fan tutte” at the Met this afternoon! Guglielmo is the 6th Mozart role I am singing @metopera!🎉 🎶… https://t.co/Ti4uW4Xva3
I am thrilled that I can finally share the news that I will sing Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s ’The Rake’s Progress’… https://t.co/LaVVECB8dz
@lucapisaroni