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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 bring his compelling artistry to the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals.

Pisaroni begins the 2017/18 season as Mahomet II in Rossini’s Le Siège de Corinthe in his first performances at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, followed by role debuts as Golaud in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande at Opera de Paris and Mustafà in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri at the Wiener Staatsoper. Mr. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and he sings Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.  He will perform the roles of Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper, and he then debuts in the role of Don Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio at Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung.

This season, Mr. Pisaroni’s international concert appearances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Konzerthaus Wien and with the Luxembourg Philharmonie; Beethoven’s C Major Mass with the Symphonierorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Mariss Jansons; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the LSO and Michael Tilson-Thomas; Händel’s Rinaldo (Argante) on tour with the English Concert under the baton of Harry Bicket; Schubert’s Orchestrated Songs with the Filarmonica della Scala, led by Fabio Luisi; Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Concentus Musicus Wien at the Musikverein; and a Rossini Gala with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai with Maestro Luisi. Pisaroni also presents an all-Schubert program of recitals with pianist Malcolm Martineau in Berlin and Essen, and additionally he performs a program of Italian/American songs in Firenze, Trento, and Philadelphia.

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Gramilano: Top opera singers discuss how they choose and prepare new roles

Opera singing is a high-wire profession. Only the most tone-deaf will not wince when a note is off. It is all too obvious when part of a role lies too high, or too low or, indeed, hovers too much around the centre of the voice, for a particular singer. Audiences reach out in empathy when […]

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Role debut as Mustafà in Rossini’s ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’ at the Wiener Staatsoper

This season, Luca Pisaroni adds another iconic Rossini role to his repertoire, singing Mustafà in the composer’s ever-engaging L’Italiana in Algeri in his return to the Wiener Staatsoper. Performing on October 26 & 29 and November 2, Pisaroni stars alongside Elena Maximova as Isabella, Antonino Siragusa is Lindoro, and Orhan Yildiz sings Taddeo in a classic production with staging, sets, and costume design […]

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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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