This autumn, Luca Pisaroni returns to Chicago for a series of performances throughout the city. On September 9, he and pianist Craig Terry present a recital at the Collaborative Works Festival. The performance takes place at Ganz Hall on the Roosevelt University campus, with a programme including works by Franz Schubert, Vincenzo Bellini, Stefano Donaudy, and Paolo Tosti.

The Stars of Lyric Opera Concert at Millenium Park, on September 11, features Luca as well as Christiane Karg, Amanda Majeski, Elizabeth DeShong, Lawrence Brownlee, Adam Plachetka, and many others, with Sir Andrew Davis leading the Lyric Opera Chicago Orchestra and Chorus. The works performed will be excerpts from Rossini’s Cinderella, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, and the complete second act of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, featuring Mr. Pisaroni as Count Almaviva. WFMT Classical Radio will also air a live broadcast from the concert.

Following his critically acclaimed performances as the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, Luca sings the role at Lyric Opera of Chicago in a new production, directed by Barbara Gaines. Performances take place September 26 & 30, and October 3, 6, 9, 15, 18, 21 & 24, with an illustrious cast including Christiane Karg as Susanna, Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva, and Adam Plachetka in the title role, with Henrik Nánási leading the Lyric Orchestra and Chorus.