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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 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 and concert halls.

Mr. Pisaroni has starred in signature roles from Mozart’s Da Ponte operas on stages worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, among others. His diverse repertoire includes Golaud in Pelleas et Melisande at the Staatsoper Berlin, Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at the Teatro Real, Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena at Opernhaus Zürich; Maometto in Rossini’s Maometto II at Canadian Opera Company; the young Lorenzo da Ponte in the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix at Houston Grand Opera, Conte Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula at Wiener Staatsoper; Giorgio in I Puritani at the Met; Méphistophélès in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Pittsburgh Orchestra; Pizarro in Fidelio at Teatro alla Scala, Mahomet II in Le Siège de Corinthe at Rossini Opera Festival.

Recent engagements include his debut as Don Rodrigue in the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Le Soulier de satin with Opéra national de Paris, the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Wiener Staatsoper, and Leporello at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

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New production of ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ at Opéra national de Paris

Luca Pisaroni returns to the stunning Palais Garnier for a new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Renowned for his musical and physical storytelling of Da Ponte’s works, Pisaroni brings his rich portrayal of the Count to the Palais Garnier, previously hailed by The New York Times saying: “a proven scene stealer himself, [Pisaroni] […]


Donizetti’s ‘Anna Bolena’ at Opernhaus Zürich

Luca Pisaroni returns to Opernhaus Zürich to star as King Henry VIII in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena on December 5, 9, 14, 28, 23, 29, January 2, 5, 9, 13. Previously hailed by Bachtrack as “superb in his role as King Henry,” Pisaroni shares the stage with Diana Damrau as the title role and Karine Deshayes as Anne’s rival, Jane Seymour. […]


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O’Regan – The Phoenix


Together with librettist John Caird, O’Regan has designed The Phoenix as an opera within an opera, exploring Da Ponte’s life in the US, and as such providing a fascinating perspective on America as a nation of immigrants. The young and elder Da Ponte are created by Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson, respectively. Music director Patrick Summers conducts the Houston Grand Opera.


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Unfortunately the Palais Garnier will stay dark tonight, as our performance of Le nozze di Figaro was cancelled due…
Second show of Le nozze di #Figaro @operadeparis this afternoon! Toi, toi, toi to everyone!
RT @operadeparis: #LesNocesDeFigaro Première de l'opéra de Mozart dans la mise en scène de Netia Jones ce soir au Palais Garnier, avec @luc