Luca Pisaroni returns to the United States this summer, to debut as Père Laurence (Friar Lawrence) in four performances of Berlioz’ symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette with the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. Pisaroni stars alongside mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and tenor Nicholas Phan, with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus on June 28, 29 & 30 and July 1 at Davies Symphony Hall. The performances will be captured for a future album release on the SFS Media label.

Programme notes: Berlioz’s interpretation of the world’s greatest romance brings the star-crossed lovers into the very fabric of the orchestra, with the warring families represented by the Grammy Award-winning SF Symphony Chorus. Internationally acclaimed opera singers Luca Pisaroni, Nicholas Phan, and Sasha Cooke complete the cast to bring Shakespeare’s tragedy to life like you’ve never experienced it before, all led by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Download a SFS Podcast featuring Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette at the following link.