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Mustafà in ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’ at Gran Teatre del Liceu

Marking 36 years since L’Italiana in Algeri was last seen at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Luca Pisaroni makes his house debut as Mustafà in Rossini’s 18th-century opera buffa. Crafted by the composer when he was only 21 years old, Vittorio Borrelli’s production brings the imaginative spirit prominent in Rossini’s sparkling score with Riccardo Frizza […]

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Opera Traveller: Interview with Luca Pisaroni

Raised in Busseto, Italy, Luca Pisaroni has established himself as one of the leading bass-baritones of today.  Following initial studies in Milan, Buenos Aires and New York, he made his operatic debut in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro in Klagenfurt in 2001.  Strongly identified with the music of Mozart and Rossini, Mr Pisaroni is […]

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Debut in Offenbach’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’

In his first of multiple role debuts this season, Luca Pisaroni makes his debut as the Four Villains in a concert version of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. A work that has long been one of the most popular operas in the standard repertory, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus presents this work with a star-studded cast, along […]

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Luca Pisaroni among OPERA NEWS Award Winners

The recipients of the 14th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards have been announced! This year, the Awards go to Luca Pisaroni, Rosalind Elias, Laurent Pelly, Ailyn Pérez and Ramón Vargas. Luca Pisaroni made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2005 as Publio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and has performed numerous roles with the company including […]

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Luca Pisaroni Named as Recipient of the 14th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards

OPERA NEWS EDITOR IN CHIEF F. PAUL DRISCOLL today announced the recipients of the 14th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year’s honorees—mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, stage director and designer Laurent Pelly, soprano Ailyn Pérez, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and tenor Ramón Vargas—will be feted at a black-tie gala on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. A musical tribute will also […]

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Exciting new Berlioz and Beethoven recordings

Coming soon, Luca Pisaroni shares the spotlight with Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan and Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas in the latest recording from the San Francisco Symphony, Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed “too beautiful, too musical” to not be performed, this impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair. This album is […]

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We talk to opera singer Luca Pisaroni about his canine companions

Luca Pisaroni is an internationally acclaimed Italian bass-baritone, particularly known for his roles in Mozart operas. He tells Joanne Bednall why his globe-trotting canine companions are vital for his peace of mind and his performance. Born in Venezuela, he lives in Vienna, Austria, with his wife Catherine, a web designer, and their Miniature Long Haired […]

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