29 July 2015
"Luca Pisaroni, seen in 2007 and 2009 as Figaro, is a first-rate Count, with a classic timbre, and beautifully illustrated phrasing . . ."
Gert Korenschnig - Kurier.at
25 July 2015
Following his critically-acclaimed performances as Leporello in Don Giovanni last season, Luca Pisaroni returns to the Salzburg Festival, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. This has become a signature role for Pisaroni, whose recent turn as the Count at San Francisco Opera was heralded as a "commanding" and "fierce" portrayal.
Performances take place July 26 & 28, and August 2, 5, 9, 12, 15 & 18, with a cast that includes Anett Fritsch as the Countess Almaviva, Martina Janková as Susanna, and Ann Murray as Marcellina, with Adam Plachetka in the title role. Dan Ettinger leads the orchestra in this new staging from director Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The production will also receive broadcasts via SERVUS TV; visit the Festival website for broadcast dates. And don't miss your chance to see Pisaroni's dog Tristan in his highly anticipated stage debut in Act I!
20 July 2015
"The crowning glory of a successful, versatile opera and concert season at the Festspielhaus culminated in the "Baden-Baden-Gala 2015" concert performance of "Le Nozze di Figaro" (Mozart). The illustrious cast and performance rightly deserved the title "Gala." No, this term was far exceeded . . .
The audience was able to experience the performance one of the best living Figaros, Luca Pisaroni, and his full-bodied stage presence. The Italian bass-baritone sang with concise articulation, beautiful timbre, and a melodious sound, showing his vocal merits. Soft shading was admirably contrasted with magnificently masculine inflections and stylistic perfection, always in his characteristic style of a beautifully-carried, healthy, excellent voice. With this great power, the likeable singer became the audience favorite."
Gerhard Hoffmann - Online Merker
2 July 2015
Luca Pisaroni returns to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden this month, in the title role of Mozart’s ever-popular masterwork Le Nozze di Figaro. Luca has received outstanding critical acclaim for his signature portrayal of Figaro, most recently at the Bayerische Staatsoper:
“It’s hard to imagine a better singer for the role: Pisaroni shows off a strong voice, impeccable Italian, and wonderful comedic inflections.”
Ilana Walder-Biesanz – Bachtrack.com
26 June 2015
". . . Luca Pisaroni’s Don Fernando perfectly captured the spirit of “enlightened nobility.”
Stephen Smoilar - Examiner.com
" . . . in a bit of luxury casting, Luca Pisaroni showed up at the end as Don Fernando, who makes everything right."
Joshua Kosman - SFGate