26 May 2016
Luca Pisaroni and his father-in-law, renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, reunite for a performance of their critically acclaimed "No Tenors Allowed" programme on June 4 at the Theater Wolfsburg. The concert, accompanied by pianist Christian Koch, is featured as part of the Theater's 100th Anniversary celebration, a highlight of the Soli Deo Gloria Festival. The duo sings much loved arias and duets from the operatic canon, spanning composers through the ages, including selections by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, and more. Tickets and more information for this not-to-be-missed event are available at the following link.
25 May 2016
Luca Pisaroni stars in the title role on a highly anticipated new recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro on Deutsche Grammophon. The performance was recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in 2015, and also features Thomas Hampson as Count Almaviva, Sonya Yoncheva as Countess Almaviva, Christiane Karg as Susanna, Angela Brower as Cherubino, and Rolando Villazón as Don Basilio. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on this recording, which is now available for pre-order via Amazon. This CD marks the fourth installment of the critically acclaimed Mozart series of opera recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, shepherded by Nézet-Séguin and Villazón.
21 May 2016
Following a series of performances in the U.S., Luca Pisaroni returns to Europe this summer for the first of several engagements. He sings Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Concentus Musicus Wien at the Musikverein on May 28, 29 & 30, with conductor Diego Fasolis. The concerts also feature soprano Genia Kühmeier, mezzo-soprano Wiebke Lehmkuhl, and tenor Steve Davislim, with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor. The artists then travel to Hamburg for a performance of Beethoven 9, given in memory of Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the 2nd Hamburg International Music Festival, on June 1.
18 May 2016
Next season, Luca Pisaroni sings the role of Leporello in Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Teatro alla Scala. This will be Mr. Pisaroni's house debut in Milan, and marks his highly anticipated return to Italy in performance. Don Giovanni takes the stage at La Scala on May 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 19, 28 & 31 and June 3 & 6, with a starry cast including Pisaroni's father-in-law, baritone Thomas Hampson, in the title role, Anett Fritsch sings Donna Elvira, Hanna E. Mueller is Donna Anna, and Bernard Richter is Don Ottavio. Tickets go on sale to the public from March 6, 2017 in person at the box office and via La Scala’s website.
8 May 2016
This month Luca Pisaroni is featured as a soloist in a concert series, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, led by Gustavo Dudamel. He is joined by a spectacular roster of colleagues, including soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo-soprano Roxana Constantinescu, and tenors Paul Appleby and Frederick Ballentine. Performances take place May 19, 20, 21 & 22, and feature Arvo Pärt's Miserere and Mozart's Requiem, K. 626.