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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 appear at the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals.

Pisaroni begins the 2016/17 season as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Berlin Staatsoper, followed by his role debut as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at Houston Grand Opera. He will sing the role of Conte Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Méphistophélès at the Wiener Staatsoper. Mr. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage to debut as Giorgio in Bellini’s I Puritani, led by Maurizio Benini, and will then make his highly anticipated debut at Teatro alla Scala as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, under the baton of Paavo Järvi.

This season, Mr. Pisaroni’s concert appearances include Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Musikverein Wien, Händel’s Messiah with Les Violons du Roy, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis for the Elbphilharmonie Opening, Mozart’s Concert Arias and Schubert’s Orchestrated Songs with the Wiener Virtuosen and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Gewandhausorchester, and Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Pisaroni will also perform a series of recitals with pianist Maciej Pikulski at venues throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall and the Teatro de la Zarzuela. Additionally, he performs alongside Thomas Hampson in several concerts of the duo’s  “No Tenors Allowed” program in Lisbon, Istanbul, Vienna, and in Leipzig at the Open Air-Bühne im Rosental.

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“Le Nozze di Figaro” on Deutsche Grammophon wins 2017 ECHO Klassik prize

The critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, starring Luca Pisaroni in the title role, has been honored as the 2017 ECHO Klassik “Best Opera Recording” (works up to and including 17th/18th century). The album, recorded in 2015, features an illustrious group of musicians including Thomas Hampson as Count […]

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Rossini Opera Festival – ‘Le siège de Corinthe’ & Bel Canto Recital

Rossini fans in Europe have their first opportunity to see Luca Pisaroni in Pesaro this summer, in his debut at the Rossini Opera Festival. Marking this occasion, the Festival has engaged Mr. Pisaroni in two separate projects; he sings Mahomet II in the composer’s rarely performed Le siège de Corinthe (August 10, 13, 16 & 19) and will […]

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Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro

2016

Yannick Nezet-Seguin's completely gripping, high-contrast Figaro is a brilliant triumph, wrote Badische Zeitung of the July 2015 concert performance recorded here, while heaping praise on Luca Pisaroni's thrilling Figaro ...

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