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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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Bass-Baritone Luca Pisaroni Believes There are No Small Parts

He makes his role debut in Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at LA Opera Famed director Konstantin Stanislavski said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Norma Desmond, in Sunset Boulevard, responds to a question about her once having been big, says “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Rising bass-baritone opera […]


Twi-Night of the Gods!

An Inside the Huddle double-header! First up, we are joined by Luca Pisaroni as he prepares to make his role debut as Don Basilio in LA Opera’s The Barber of Seville. The Italian bass-baritone, known for his dynamic stagecraft and handsome tone, reveals his favorite role to perform (not a comic one!) and picks the best act […]


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Offenbach – Les Contes d’Hoffmann


The poet E. T. A. Hoffmann as the protagonist of his own fantastic tales: In his encounter with three women - Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta - he searches in vain for love and for himself. Will he draw the strength for art from his failure in life? Stage director Daniele Finzi Pasca brings an enchanting, fairy-tale-like spectacle to the stage with all the colourful means of theatrical magic.