23 June 2016
The Wiener Staatsoper presents a live online stream of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, starring Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, on June 28. Visit the following link for broadcast details and additional information about the stream. Cornelius Meister conducts for this production featuring staged by Jean-Louis Martinoty. Rachel Willis-Sorensen is the Countess Almaviva, Valentina Naforniţa sings Susanna, Alessio Arduini is featured in the title role, and Marianne Crebassa is Cherubino.
17 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni returns to the Wiener Staatsoper stage on June 22, 25 & 28 as Count Almaviva in Mozart's enduring masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro. Cornelius Meister leads from the pit for these performances, featuring a staging by director Jean-Louis Martinoty. Rachel Willis-Sorensen is the Countess Almaviva, with Valentina Naforniţa as Susanna, Alessio Arduini in the title role, and Marianne Crebassa as Cherubino. Please note ticket availability is extremely limited for this engagement.
10 June 2016
"A rich bass, sensual top notes, also interspersed with a bright urgency: With his voice, Luca Pisaroni, born in 1975 in Venezuela and later grew up in northern Italy, reached the top of the opera world . . . to understand his voluminous Sangesorgan but also in chamber music? He did it: In the "Song" cycle at the Vienna Konzerthaus Pisaroni proved to be a brilliant highlight of the season. Where he could use his baritone here in the middle range of "Italianità": A sonorous mixture of melting, dripping and revelry benefited all kinds of fans of Italian art song - the poets and dreamers of Vincenzo Bellini, the hotheads of Gioachino Rossini, the fervency of Paolo Tosti."
9 June 2016
Luca Pisaroni and soprano Ailyn Pérez were featured on behalf of The Metropolitan Opera, in performance on the June 8 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Their segment (watch via YouTube) features Luca and Ailyn singing the Dulcamara/Adina duet from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. The taping took place in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles, and also featured the talents of pianist Nino Sanikidze (behind the curtain!).
5 June 2016
"What already developed with the first notes, exceeded all expectations. Electrified by the charisma of both singers a resonating enthusiasm in the hall was felt by the audience.
Both singers are characterized by their pleasing and balanced tone color in all registers. This both have an enormous range of expression. In addition to that, their acting ability, which portrays the characteristics of the roles they embodied in a short time. Are tenors mostly youthful lovers and hero in the opera, then baritones representatives of the power, the bass-baritone often with a dash of humor. The program with Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Bellini, Gounod and Massenet provides sufficient material for this purpose."