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Next year, Luca Pisaroni returns to the Festival in our new production of Handel’s Rinaldo. Many will remember his sensational performance as Leporello in Don Giovanni in 2010 and his sparkling house debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte in 2006. We asked Luca, was it good to be back at Glyndebourne this summer?

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- Glyndebourne Winter News

Next Performances

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Don Giovanni / Leporello

SEP 22, 25, 28 OCT 1

Houston Grand Opera

Faust / Méphistophélès (role debut)

OCT 28, 30 NOV 5, 8, 11

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17 August 2016

Luca Pisaroni - a "first class" Count in 'Le Nozze di Figaro' at the Salzburg Festival

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"The performance of Tristan in Act I: The sweet dog of Luca Pisaroni, the performer follows the Count obidiently, thanks to treats and his commands. The performance of Pisaroni himself: The baritone is first class as a performer with his creative singing. He exudes elegance, and in this role the necessary naivety to stumble from one scene to another. He phrased beautifully, has a noble timbre and vocal presence in all ranges."

{Der Auftritt von Tristan im ersten Akt: Der süße Hund von Luca Pisaroni, dem Darsteller des Grafen, folgt dank Leckerlis brav aufs Wort. Der Auftritt von Pisaroni selbst: Der Bariton ist als Darsteller und sängerischer Gestalter erstklassig. Er strahlt Eleganz aus, dazu in dieser Rolle die nötige Naivität, um von einer Szene in die andere zu stolpern. Er phrasiert schön, verfügt über ein nobles Timbre und ist stimmlich in allen Lagen präsent.}


5 August 2016

A "virtuosic" and "powerful" portrayal of Leporello at the Salzburg Festival


"Luca Pisaroni has established himself as one of the most sought-after Leporellos in recent years. In this production he is a David Schwimmer-ish goofy guy who is hanging around for free booze and Giovanni’s leftovers – in all senses of the word. An excellent top register and convincing acting made for an engaging performance."

Jonathan Sutherland -

"... virtuosic vocal performances ... Luca Pisaroni, the servant Leporello with every joke and shot endowed with cynicism."

{... virtuose Gesangsleistungen gegenüber ... Leporello, den Luca Pisaroni mit allem Witz und dem gebotenen Schuss Zynismus ausstattet.}

Wilhelm Sincovicz - Die Presse


17 July 2016

Opera News: "Luca Pisaroni was a charismatic Maometto, with an amazingly agile bass-baritone to match" at COC

Opera News:

"What drama there was lay with the singers and the orchestra. Luca Pisaroni was a charismatic Maometto, with an amazingly agile bass-baritone to match. His arias served as impressive display pieces, especially his thrilling account of “All'invito generoso.” Yet, what really enlivened the opera was the wealth of color and expressivity that Pisaroni brought to Maometto’s long passages of recitativo accompagnato. Through these, Pisaroni almost single-handedly helped pull his scenes out of stasis into drama ... 

Both Pisaroni and Elizabeth DeShong as Calbo demonstrated that the production of Rossini’s demanding vocal pyrotechnics did not preclude infusing them with emotion."

Christopher Hoile - Opera News

8 July 2016

Critical acclaim for Luca Pisaroni's Figaro on new Deutsche Grammophon release

Critical acclaim for Luca Pisaroni's Figaro on new Deutsche Grammophon release

"The casting is optimal for Figaro — Luca Pisaroni, the finest on disc for his relish of the text since Taddei for Giulini in the 1960s ..."

-The Sunday Times 

"These are not full productions, but because they don't require months of commitment, they do allow for some high-toned casting options ... Luca Pisaroni's Figaro is available on live DVDs, but in this sound-only recording, he makes dramatic points not with his usual word articulation but with more microphone-friendly use of tone color."

David Patrick Stearns - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Le baryton  (Figaro) déjà remarqué dans son interprétation de Leporello dans le Don Giovanni de Baden-Baden en 2012, confirme ici son autorité vocale dans les rôles mozartiens."

Jacques Schmitt - Resmusica


1 July 2016

Luca Pisaroni is a "brilliant" and "impeccable" Count in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Wiener Staatsoper

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"The Count is brilliantly portrayed by bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, acclaimed last summer in Salzburg in the same role. Pisaroni uses his charm and natural ease to 'camp' the philandering of a man, who is however, deeply attached to his wife. The singer, whose phrasing and diction are impeccable, successfully took on the dramatic challenges of the second and third acts."


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