From: Busseto, Italy. LA Opera: Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville (2023, debut).

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, he has continued to bring his compelling artistry to the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and festivals.

Luca Pisaroni began the 2019/20 season with a return to the Vienna State Opera to star as the Four Villains in The Tales of Hoffmann. He then sang the title role of Don Giovanni in a concert staging with the Sinfonieorchester Basel at the George Enescu Festival. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. After a successful tour with Il Pomo d’Oro the previous season, Pisaroni reunited with the ensemble for his role debut as Zoroastro in Handel’s Orlando on tour in Europe. He closed out the season starring in multiple productions of Don Giovanni, beginning with the title role for the Opéra National de Paris, singing Leporello at the Bavarian State Opera, and concluding with the title role at Opernhaus Zürich. His 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, he appeared at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and at UBC Opera in Vancouver for the “Singer Behind the Song” series. He reunited with baritone Thomas Hampson for their acclaimed “No Tenors Allowed” concert series in Provo, Utah, and then at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

In the 2018/19 season, Pisaroni returned to the Teatro Real to sing Méphistophélès in a new production of Gounod’s Faust by La fura dels Baus, followed by an “utterly magnetic” (Opera Traveller) role debut as the four Hoffmann villains at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. He later made his house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri. Additionally, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage for his highly anticipated debut in the title role of Don Giovanni. Following this engagement, he then 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. Pisaroni toured with Il Pomo d’Oro in a concert version of Händel’s Agrippina, and he returned to the Staatsoper Berlin as Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande. His operatic season concluded at the Royal Opera House in his premiere appearances as Escamillo in Carmen.


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