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Role debut as Escamillo at the Royal Opera House

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 […]

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Final Note Magazine: Cultivating passion with Luca Pisaroni

Final Note Magazine Interview and photos by Frances Marshall Luca Pisaroni sat down with Final Note Magazine this week to talk about what opera means to him, “Opera tells us who we are as human beings…it’s not just entertainment to me”.   In this sensitive and in-depth interview we discover the bass-baritone’s philosophies behind accessibility to opera, […]

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‘Pélleas et Mélisande’ at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

On May 25 & 29, and June 1 & 7, Luca Pisaroni returns to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden to star as Golaud in Debussy’s ethereal Pelléas et Melisande. Pisaroni took on the role for the first time in 2017 at the Opéra Bastille receiving praise for his performance: “Luca Pisaroni paints a memorable Golaud, […]

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Luca Pisaroni: “The More You Are Exposed To New Things, The Better It Is.”

The Opera Queen The last time I spoke with Luca Pisaroni, he was in Toronto with his beloved Lenny and Tristan, preparing to sing title role in Maometto II. The 1820 Rossini opera is a musically extravagant showcase of high-wire vocalism, demands which Pisaroni met with both cool panache and white-hot intensity. The Italian bass baritone has a […]

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The Yellow Gloves: No Tenors Allowed – Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson back in Toronto

The Yellow Gloves [ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Non è cosa da tenori! Il basso-baritono italiano Luca Pisaroni torna a Koerner Hall, questa volta affiancato da un amico e mentore (e suocero), il famoso baritono americano Thomas Hampson, per esibirsi in una serata di arie d’opera e duetti, oltre alle musiche di Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George […]

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