Luca Pisaroni © Jiyang Chen
Luca Pisaroni © Jiyang Chen
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Luca Pisaroni

Representation: World (except North America)

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.

Luca Pisaroni begins the 2019/20 season with a return to the Wiener Staatsoper to star as the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He then sings the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a concert staging with the Sinfonieorchester Basel at the George Enescu Festival. Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera for two productions this season: Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) and Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), marking the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging inspired by Coney Island. He closes out the season starring in multiple productions of Don Giovanni, beginning at the Palais Garnier as the title role with the Opéra National de Paris, singing Leporello at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and concluding with the title role at Opernhaus Zürich. Pisaroni’s 2019/20 concert appearances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchester Wiener Akademie, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with NHK Symphony Orchestra and a concert with I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala at Zaryadye Hall in Moscow. In recital, Luca will appear at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, at The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and at UBC Opera in Vancouver for their “Singer Behind the Song” series. Pisaroni reunites with baritone Thomas Hampson for their acclaimed “No Tenors Allowed” concert series in Provo, Utah, and then at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Past season’s engagements included appearances as Méphistophélès in a new production of Gounod’s Faust by La fura dels Baus at Madrid’s Teatro Real, followed by an “utterly magnetic” (Opera Traveller) role debut as the Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. In addition, Luca Pisaroni made his house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Mustafà in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and returned to The Metropolitan Opera stage for his highly anticipated debut in the title role of Don Giovanni. Following this engagement, he traveled to the Houston Grand Opera for the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix, where he created the role of the young Lorenzo da Ponte in a “splendidly rich, vibrant” (Opera News) portrayal. Furthermore, he toured with Il Pomo d’Oro in a concert version of Händel’s Agrippina, returned to the Staatsoper Berlin as Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and made his role debut as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House.

Mr. Pisaroni’s diverse repertoire includes portrayals of Golaud in Pelléas et Melisande at the Opéra National de Paris; Mahomet II in Le Siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Méphistophélès in Faust at Houston Grand Opera; Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena at Opernhaus Zürich; Conte Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri at Wiener Staatsoper; Giorgio in I Puritani and Caliban in The Enchanted Island at the Met; Le nozze di Figaro at Opéra National de Paris, San Francisco Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper; Leporello in Don Giovanni at Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, and at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at Glyndebourne and the Salzburg Festival; Conte Dorval in Martin y Soler’s Il Burbero di Buon Cuore at Teatro Real; Maometto in Rossini’s Maometto II at the Canadian Opera Company; and Tiridate in Radamisto at Santa Fe Opera. He sang Argante in Rinaldo at Lyric Opera of Chicago; the title role in Cavalli’s Ercole Amante with De Nederlandse Opera and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas for the Wiener Festwochen.

In concert, Pisaroni has performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Schönberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw at the Laeiszhalle; Beethoven’s C-Major Mass with Mariss Jansons in Munich, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Royal Festival Hall; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Gewandhaus and at the Konzerthaus Dortmund with Andris Nelsons; Frère Laurent in Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with Michael Tilson-Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Franz Welser-Möst; Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with Sir Simon Rattle and the Philadelphia Orchestra; Schumann’s Faustszenen with Daniel Harding and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. He has also been a featured soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Jaap van Zweden; Mozart’s Requiem with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem under the baton of Edo de Waart; Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Gewandhausorchester under Herbert Blomstedt; Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, led by Pablo Heras-Casado; Hasse’s I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore and Cherubini’s Missa Solemnis under Riccardo Muti; Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with Daniel Harding; and Testi’s Sacrae Symphoniae with the Orchestre National de Radio France. He regularly collaborates with his father-in-law, baritone Thomas Hampson for their “No Tenors Allowed” program featuring gems of the operatic, musical theater, and American Songbook repertoires, in concert on premiere international stages.

In addition to his extensive opera and concert appearances, Pisaroni has presented critically lauded recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Teatro de la Zarzuela, the Concertgebouw, Edinburgh Festival, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Vancouver Recital Society, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Pierre Boulez Saal, and the Dortmund Konzerthaus, among other prominent international venues.

Mr. Pisaroni has recorded for all major labels, his discography includes Don Giovanni and Rinaldo from the Glyndebourne Festival; Le nozze di Figaro with the Opéra National de Paris; Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro from the Salzburg Festival; Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with the Wiener Symphoniker, and recordings of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Recent releases include Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with the San Francisco Symphony; Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Gustavo Gimeno.

In 2019, Luca Pisaroni was honored as one of five recipients of the Opera News Award at a ceremony hosted in New York City. He lives in Vienna with his wife, Catherine. Their golden retriever Lenny 2.0 and miniature dachshund Tristan are the singer’s constant traveling companions.

2019 | 2020

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
Eleonora Buratto, Sara Mingardo, Kenneth Tarver, Luca Pisaroni
Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg
Wiener Singakademie
Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno
Label: Pentatone | 2019

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Messe in C-Dur; Leonoren-Ouvertüre Nr. 3 C-Dur op. 72
Genia Kühmeier, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt, Luca Pisaroni
Symphonieorchester & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Label: BR Klassik | 2019

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Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette
Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni
San Francisco Symphony & Chorus
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Label: San Francisco Symphony | 2018

More on www.warnerclassics.com

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C major
DVD
Genia Kühmeier, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt, Luca Pisaroni
Symphonieorchester & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Label: Naxos | 2018

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Maria Bengtsson, soprano
Kasumi Shimizu, alto
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass

Tokyo Opera Singers
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Maria Bengtsson, soprano
Kasumi Shimizu, alto
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass

Tokyo Opera Singers
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Maria Bengtsson, soprano
Kasumi Shimizu, alto
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass

Tokyo Opera Singers
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Maria Bengtsson, soprano
Kasumi Shimizu, alto
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass

Tokyo Opera Singers
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Maria Bengtsson, soprano
Kasumi Shimizu, alto
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass

Tokyo Opera Singers
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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