17 July 2016
Opera News: "Luca Pisaroni was a charismatic Maometto, with an amazingly agile bass-baritone to match" at COC
"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
"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
Jacques Schmitt - Resmusica
1 July 2016
Luca Pisaroni is a "brilliant" and "impeccable" Count in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Wiener Staatsoper
"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."
28 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni returns to the Salzburg Festival this summer, for a series of highly anticipated appearances in two of his signature Mozart roles. Mr. Pisaroni sings Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni on August 4, 7, 9, 13, 18 & 21. His previous portrayals of the role have been heralded by critics and audiences alike: "... the Leporello of the vibrant bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni ... Mr. Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.” (The New York Times)
The Salzburg Don Giovanni cast includes Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role, with Carmela Remigio as Donna Anna, Layla Claire as Donna Elvira, and Paolo Fanale as Don Ottavio. Alain Altinoglu leads the Wiener Philharmoniker for these performances, highlighting a staging by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.
26 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni's critically acclaimed portrayal of Count Almaviva in the 2015 Salzburg Festival production of Le nozze di Figaro can now be enjoyed on a new Euro Arts DVD release. The cast also includes Anett Fritsch as Countess Almaviva, Martina Janková as Susanna, and Ann Murray sings Marcellina, with Adam Plachetka in the title role. Dan Ettinger leads from the pit for this Sven-Eric Bechtolf-directed production. Purchase your copy of this extraordinary release today via Amazon. Pisaroni's dog Tristan also makes a special cameo appearance in Act I!