Returning to The Metropolitan Opera stage in one of his signature roles, Luca Pisaroni sings Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with a sparkling cast, led from the podium by Harry Bicket. Pisaroni’s past portrayals of the lecherous character at The Met established his singular interpretation on a grand vocal and dramatic scale:

“Little nobility or aristocracy left, Pisaroni held authority without relying on political menace, arrogance from vanity. With outstanding resonance and burnished, polished, lyric timbres, Pisaroni stamped beautiful, dark shades when needed or stripped it clean and clear with uniform emission in every register. Naturalistic recitatives (accompanied by harpsichordist Bryan Wagorn) were marked with great infections. Arias were masterclasses, such as “Hai già vinta la causa!” (Bachtrack)

Audiences can see Mr. Pisaroni and his colleagues, including Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the Contessa Almaviva, Christianne Karg as Susanna, Adam Plachetka as Figaro, and Serena Malfi as Cherubino; December 6 through 23, in a production created by Sir Richard Eyre. Opening night receives a free radio broadcast via Met Opera Radio online. A Saturday matinee radio broadcast will be hosted on the final performance, with additional details available at

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