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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; Don Rodrigue in the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Le Soulier de satin with the Paris 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 Dr. Dulcamara in Donizetti’s Elisir d’Amore at Seattle Opera, the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Teatro alla Scala, Leporello in Don Giovanni at San Francisco Opera, Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at Opéra National de Paris and Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena at Opernhaus Zürich.

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A CONVERSATION WITH BASS-BARITONE LUCA PISARONI When I reach bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni over Zoom for a transatlantic conversation about Mozart and Don Giovanni, he tells me that he does not know what will happen when he takes the stage in Houston to perform the role of Mozart’s infamous antihero.  Each time the curtain comes down […]


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Rossini – Le Siège de Corinthe


When Rossini’s opera Le Siège de Corinthe was premiered in 1826 in Paris it became a huge success all over Europe. The Rossini Opera Festival presents the opera in a new production from Carlus Padrissa of the Barcelona collective La Fura dels Baus.
Artistically “Roberto Abbado holds the ranks excellently and supports a well-cohesive and balanced cast” (L’ape musicale) “where bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni growled fearsomely as Sultan Mahomet, tenor Sergey Romanovsky as Néoclès matched a warm tone with pinging top notes, and tenor John Irvin was self-assured as Cléomène, but soprano Nino Machaidze as Pamyra thrilled most of all, as she purred effortlessly through pyrotechnic coloratura” (Financial Times).