Luca Pisaroni returns to the Staatsoper Hamburg to star as The Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, joined by his colleagues Benjamin Bernheim as Hoffmann, Olga Peretyatko as Olympia, Giulietta, Stella and Antonia, and Angela Brower as The Muse and Nicklausse. The performances take place on September 4, 7, 10, 16, 19, 22 and 25. Kent Nagano conducts.

“Pisaroni’s booming bass voice during the Hoffmann and Crespel trio dominated each moment, particularly as he summoned Antonia to the stage. In the final trio with Antonia and her mother’s ghost, the Italian bass-baritone gave his phrasing some snarky and demonic undertones and his stage presence was irresistible as he would appear in different parts of the stage tempting Antonia to sing. Once Pisaroni’s Miracle won her over, he towered over Peretyatko’s Antonia and his deep and resonant voice unleashed its voluminous potential into the auditorium.” (Francisco Salazar, OperaWire)

“Como excelente fue ese gran artista que es Luca Pisaroni, uno de los bajo-barítonos de más proyección del panorama operístico actual. Impecable todas sus intervenciones como el “malo” de los distintos actos, regalándonos sobre todo una actuación vocal perfectamente ensamblada con su faceta actoral: la maldad del personaje se notaba en los giros de su canto.”

“Equally excellent was the great artist Luca Pisaroni, one of the most promising bass-baritones of the current operatic scene. He was impeccable in all his roles as the “bad guy” in the different acts, giving us, above all, a vocal performance that was perfectly in tune with his acting abilities: the wickedness of the character was evident in the twists and turns of his singing.” (Javier del Olivo, Platea Magazine)