Recently described as a “sinful treat” (Bachtrack) in his portrayal as Méphistophélès at Teatro Real de Madrid, this month Luca Pisaroni embarks on a series of concerts featuring celebrated works by Mozart, Schönberg, and Rossini.
Beginning on October 11 at the Stiftsbasilika St. Florian in Linz, Pisaroni is the bass soloist for two monumental pieces by Mozart, including his C minor Mass and Requiem. Luca shares the stage with sopranos Yeree Suh and Sophie Karthäuser, mezzo soprano Anna Bonitatibus, and tenor Martin Mitterrutzner. Rubén Dubrovsky leads the soloists with the Bach Consort Wien and Bachchor Salzburg.
Pisaroni then travels to Hamburg for his performance with the Symphoniker Hamburg and Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz, under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling. On October 21 at the Laeiszhalle, the program will include Helmet Lachenmann’s Staub, for orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Schönberg’s music drama, A Survivor from Warsaw. Pisaroni plays the bass soloist and speaker for the concert, with additional soloists Emily Magee, Michaela Schuster, and Sebastian Kohlhepp.
Luca’s final concert takes place at the Royal Festival Hall in London on October 27. He sings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, led by Gustavo Gimeno. The evening’s program consists of Rossini’s stunning piece, Petite messe solennelle. A signature concert piece for Luca, he is joined onstage with star soloists, including soprano Elizabeth Watts, contralto Sara Mingardo, and tenor Kenneth Tarver.