Luca Pisaroni on Leoporello, French Repertoire, HIs Love For Verdi & His Dogs Lenny & Tristan
It is fun to be Luca Pisaroni. But it is also a lot of hard work.
The Venezuelan-born Italian bass-baritone, who recently spoke to Latin Post, sees his career as moving from one high to the next.
“Every season I have had highlights. Every season I had something that made me realize how lucky I was and how awesome it was to be a part of this world,” he stated when asked what he considered the highlight of his career. He made mention of a few major productions that he felt were game-changers, including his performance as Masetto in a 2001 production of “Don Giovanni” with Thomas Hampson and Anna Netrebko in Salzburg, but for him every single moment in his career has brought him great joy.
“I have been constantly working on such a high level that I move from one highlight to another. I work with phenomenal colleagues, conductors and producers in the best places in the world. It doesn’t get better than that.”
And in terms of repertoire, it doesn’t get better than the role of Leoporello, which he is currently playing in the Metropolitan Opera’s current revival of “Don Giovanni.”
Pisaroni noted that he has taken on the role of comic bass-baritone in a number of productions since 2001 and only grows to love the character more and more.
“Every time I come back to it, it is a pleasure,” stated Pisaroni. “I just love the guy. It is a ton of fun.”
Pisaroni’s interpretation of the role has undoubtedly seen variance from year to year, but the singing actor maintains that the backbone has remained the same throughout.
Read the entire interview here.