Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni’s 2016-17 season engagements include his role debut as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at Houston Grand Opera, and the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Berlin State Opera, Conte Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, and Méphistophélès at the Vienna State Opera. Mr. Pisaroni also returns to the Metropolitan Opera in his role debut as Giorgio in Bellini’s I Puritani and makes his debut at Teatro alla Scala as Leporello.
Concert appearances this season include Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Vienna’s Musikverein, Messiah with Les Violons du Roy, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Elbphilharmonie, works of Mozart and Schubert with the Wiener Virtuosen and the Stuttgart Philharmonic, and Bach’s B minor Mass with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Mr. Pisaroni also gives recitals with pianist Maciej Pikulski at venues throughout Europe and performs alongside Thomas Hampson in the duo’s “No Tenors Allowed” program in Lisbon, Istanbul, Vienna, and in Leipzig at the Open Air-Bühne im Rosental. In addition to his extensive opera and concert appearances, Mr. Pisaroni has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, the Concertgebouw, Edinburgh Festival, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Vancouver Recital Society, and the Dortmund Konzerthaus, among other international venues.
Mr. Pisaroni’s discography includes Don Giovanni and Rinaldo from the Glyndebourne Festival; Le nozze di Figaro with the Opéra National de Paris; Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro operas of Mozart from the Salzburg Festival; and Don Giovanni with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. most recently, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Additional releases include Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, and most recently, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Luca Pisaroni lives in Vienna with his wife, Catherine, his golden retriever, Lenny 2.0, and miniature dachshund, Tristan. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.