Luca Pisaroni

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni has established himself as one of the most charismatic and versatile singers performing today. Since his debut at age 26 with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pisaroni has continued to bring his compelling artistry to the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals.

Pisaroni begins the 2017/18 season as Mahomet II in Rossini’s Le Siège de Corinthe in his first performances at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, followed by role debuts as Golaud in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande at Opera de Paris and Mustafà in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri at the Wiener Staatsoper. Mr. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and he sings Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.  He will perform the roles of Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper, and he then debuts in the role of Don Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio at Teatro alla Scala, under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung.

This season, Mr. Pisaroni’s international concert appearances include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Konzerthaus Wien and with the Luxembourg Philharmonie; Beethoven’s C Major Mass with the Symphonierorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Mariss Jansons; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the LSO and Michael Tilson-Thomas; Händel’s Rinaldo (Argante) on tour with the English Concert under the baton of Harry Bicket; Schubert’s Orchestrated Songs with the Filarmonica della Scala, led by Fabio Luisi; Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Concentus Musicus Wien at the Musikverein; and a Rossini Gala with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai with Maestro Luisi. Pisaroni also presents an all-Schubert program of recitals with pianist Malcolm Martineau in Berlin and Essen, and additionally he performs a program of Italian/American songs in Firenze, Trento, and Philadelphia.

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Reviews

“Pisaroni dazzled like a pro and sang like a dream. His voice is brawny silk, technically accurate and emotionally on the mark.”

Houstonia

“Mr. Pisaroni sounded terrific, singing with robust tone and informed style.”

The New York Times

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“Pisaroni’s…voice is gorgeous, and every word filled with meaning. As clueless as the character of Figaro may be at times, Pisaroni creates one of the most spot-on, lovable Figaros you are likely to encounter on disc.”

Stereophile

“It’s bass Luca Pisaroni who scores the biggest part as Friar Lawrence, and in a deep voice, midwifes a ceasefire between the Capulets and the Montagues.”

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