2018/19 Season PreviewScroll
Luca Pisaroni’s 2018/19 season features an ample variety of international engagements, including highly anticipated role debuts, and concert appearances throughout Europe and the United States.
Following his acclaimed debut as Don Pizarro at the Teatro alla Scala this summer, Luca begins the 2018/19 season singing Leporello in a sold-out concert version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, for the annual NDR Klassik Open-Air event at the Maschpark am Neunen Rathaus in Hannover (August 25). This performance will also receive a media broadcast via ARD.de. In the fall, he travels to Spain to star as Méphistophélès in a new production of Faust by La fura dels Baus at Madrid’s Teatro Real, under the musical direction of Dan Ettinger (September 19, 22, 24, 28 & October 1, 4, 7). Later this year he makes his role debut as the Four Villains in a concert version of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (November 25), and then will make his house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Mustafà opposite Varudhi Abrahamyan’s Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algieri (December 13, 15, 18, 21).
Mr. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage in Michael Grandage’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni to make his debut in the title role, under the baton of Cornelius Meister (January 30 & February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20). Following his time at the Met, he will sing the role of the young Lorenzo da Ponte in the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix at Houston Grand Opera (April 26, 28 & May 4, 7, 10). Pisaroni then sings Claudio in a concert version of Händel’s Aggrippina with the renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro in May (exact dates and cities listed via his Schedule) and following this he will sing Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Staatsoper Berlin (May 25, 29 & June 1, 7). He will end his 2018/19 operatic season with his role debut as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House, conducted by Julia Jones (June 22, 24, 26, 28 & July 2, 5, 10, 13).
Concert appearances include Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Requiem at the Brucknerhaus (October 11), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Schönberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw at the Laeiszhalle (October 21), Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle at the Royal Festival Hall (October 27), as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Gewandhaus (December 29, 30, 31) and at the Konzerthaus Dortmund (January 1) with Maestro Andris Nelson. Pisaroni will present a series of recitals with pianist Malcolm Martineau at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (November 2) and the Pierre Boulez Saal (February 26). He reunites with baritone Thomas Hampson for their “No Tenors Allowed” programme in Boston (February 1), Toronto (April 30), and Santa Fe (May 2).