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Opera in the Time of COVID: Luca Pisaroni, Versatile Italian Bass-Baritone

“Opera in the Times of COVID” is an interview series in collaboration with photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio. We talk to notable figures from around the opera world to get their perspective on how they feel these challenging times may change opera’s present and future. The first time I came into contact with […]

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Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino livestreams At-Home Concert

On Friday, May 1, starting at 21:00 CET, the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will stream an at-home concert featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars. Live from their living rooms, the performance will feature Luca Pisaroni, Thomas Hampson, Cecilia Bartoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Mikhail Petrenko, Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, […]

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Broadcast: Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion with the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra will rebroadcast a performance of Bach’s monumental St. Matthew’s Passion on April 10 via WRTI 90.1 and the Orchestra’s Listen On Demand virtual site. Performed for Easter in 2013 at Verizon Hall, the occasion marked the Orchestra’s first performance of the famous oratorio in nearly 30 years. Luca Pisaroni sings the role of […]

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‘Don Giovanni’ at Opéra national de Paris canceled due to COVID-19

Luca Pisaroni’s upcoming performances as the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Paris have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Opéra national de Paris released a statement regarding COVID-19 saying: “In application of the decree published in the Official Journal on March 14, relating to various measures relating to the fight against the […]

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Guglielmo in ‘Così fan tutte’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Luca Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Guglielmo in the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Originally set in Naples, it has been suggested that the preponderance of woodwinds in the score is meant to evoke the breezy atmosphere of the seashore. Phelim McDermott’s production updates […]

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Handel: Agrippina – now available for purchase

Erato’s latest album release of “Handel: Agrippina” featuring Luca Pisaroni as Claudio with Il Pomo d’Oro and Chief Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev is now available for purchase worldwide. Pisaroni embarked on a celebrated concert tour of Handel’s Agrippina with Il Pomo d’Oro and Maestro Emelyanychev through Europe last season. This new studio recording features a sparkling […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Best classical concerts

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Damnation of Faust (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Hall, March): Another collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Mendelssohn Choir, their performance of Berlioz’ “Damnation of Faust” was hair-raising, immaculate and deeply thrilling. Absolutely one of the year’s great concerts.

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