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Time Out New York

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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Rising Stars: An Interview with Luca Pisaroni

Wm: My first question of most artists I interview is of their earliest memories of music and of opera. LP: I remember at age eight I was in Busseto, Italy with my grandfather Franco who had a cassette of opera arias. I used to listen to the aria Ella giamma m’amo that King Philip sings in Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” […]

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Interview: Luca Pisaroni singt im Leipziger Rosental

Am Freitag und Samstag gibt’s im Leipziger Rosental weder die Open-Air-Konzerte „Klassik airleben“, das Gewandhausorchester spielt Rossin, Mozart, Bizet, Lehár, Gershwin … Die Abende stehen in diesem Jahr unter dem Motto „No Tenors needed“. Im Interview spricht der italienische Bassabriton Luca Pisaroni über Rollen, Rossini und Regie. Der italienische Sänger Luca Pisaroni ist auf dem […]

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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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