26 January 2016
Luca Pisaroni makes his highly anticipated return to The Metropolitan Opera this season, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's eternally popular masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro. Performances take place February 25 & 29, and March 3, 7, 12, 16, 19, 22 & 26. Pisaroni is joined by a spectacular cast for this production, including Mikhail Petrenko in the title role, Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Amanda Majeski alternate as the Countess, Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino, and Anita Hartig is Susanna. Fabiol Luisi leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for these performances, in Richard Eyre's eye-catching staging.
10 January 2016
"Lasting almost three hours, the sold-out audience at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention Center auditorium was treated to a three-century span of classical overtures and opera excerpts by Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, followed by traditional Viennese operetta classics by Lehar and Johann Strauss, followed by American musical theater gems by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Frederick Loewe and Leonard Bernstein.
What made this concert special was the spectacular debuts of the two singers, who not only made their first appearances in İstanbul but sang together for the first time, and under Goetzel's baton. By all considerations, it was a winning vocal duo, as both singers' expertise carried the evening's yeoman task (they probably sang more here than in a standard opera) with sophistication and aplomb throughout extensive repertoire in three languages (Italian, German and English) . . .
7 January 2016
"Luca Pisaroni's singing touched the audience. He showed his heart in Hamburg and sang an entire charity concert for network Flaschenpost eV, an inclusive network that is committed to diversity and coexistence, beyond illness or handicap. In the first part of the evening, he offered arias and songs by Bellini, Rossini and Tosti - then in the second part Broadway songs by Gershwin and Porter. The Italian bass-baritone was never without an effect on the public. Cheers and a tear or two of emotion happend because of the intensity of his soulful singing."
26 December 2015
Luca performs with pianist Maciej Pikulski for a benefit performance featuring works by Bellini, Rossini, Porter, and more at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on January 4.
Pisaroni and soprano Chenn Reiss join conductor Sascha Goetze and Turkey's Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra on January 7, for a spectacular New Year's concert. The evening programme for this annual event highlights much loved selections from operas, operettas, musical theater, and popular songs. Composers featured include Mozart, Rossini, Cole Porter, and Rogers & Hammerstein.
21 December 2015
Luca Pisaroni joins the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Circus Roncalli for a series of concerts to celebrate the end of 2015, and the beginning of the new year. They perform at the Tempodrom Berlin on December 31 at 3pm and 7pm, and January 1 at 7pm. Conductor Alexander Shelley leads these performaces, with a programme featuring works by composers spanning the ages, including Mozart, Rossini, and Richard Rogers.