This month, Luca Pisaroni makes his sixth and final role debut of the 2018/19 season as Escamillo from Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House. Bizet’s most celebrated opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passions of Don José. Pisaroni returns to the ROH to star in Barrie Kosky’s vibrant, musical-inspired production, featuring set design by Katrin Lea Tag. Performances take place June 22, 24, 26 & 28, July 2, 5, 10 & 13; Julia Jones conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House.

Pisaroni will share the stage with Anaïk Morel as the title role (Aigul Akhmetshina on Jul 5), Bryan Hymel as Don José, Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla (Kristina Mkhitaryan on Jun 26, 28, & Jul 2), Michael Mofidian as Zuniga, Jacquelyn Stucker as Frasquita, Hongni Wu as Mercédès, Dominic Sedgwick as Dancaïro, Stuart Patterson as Remendado, and Germán E. Alcántara as Moralès.

Luca’s jam-packed season has included role debuts as the Four Villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the title role of Don Giovanni, the young Lorenzo da Ponte for the world premiere of The Phoenix, Méphistophélès (Damnation de Faust), and Claudio (Agrippina).