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Luca Pisaroni was born in Venezuela and grew up in Busseto, Italy. Since making his debut in Don Giovanni (Masetto) at the 2002 Salzburg Festival under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, he has appeared at many of the great international opera venues. He has sung the roles of Figaro and the Count (Le Nozze di Figaro) at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Leporello (Don Giovanni) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the Berlin Staatsoper, and Milan’s La Scala; Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at Glyndebourne and Salzburg, Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and Caliban (The Enchanted Island) at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Henry VIII (Anna Bolena) in Zurich and Vienna, Achilla (Giulio Cesare) at La Monnaie in Brussels, Count Dorval (Martin y Soler’s Il Burbero di buon cuore) in Madrid, Ercole (Ercole Amante) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Argante (Ariodante) at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, Tiridate (Radamisto) in Santa Fe, the title role in Maometto II in Toronto, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) at the Wiener Festwochen, Méphistophélès (Faust) at the Houston Grand Opera and the Teatro Real in Madrid; Giorgio (I Puritani) at the Metropolitan Opera, Count Rodolfo (La Sonnambula) and Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Vienna Staatsoper, and Pizarro (Fidelio) at Milan’s La Scala. He made role debuts singing Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Paris Opera in 2017, the four diabolical characters in the Contes d’Hoffmann at the Baden-Baden Festival in 2018, the title role in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, Méphistophélès in La Damnation de Faust with the Pittsburgh Orchestra and Escamillo in Carmen the following year in London. He appeared in the world premiere production of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix in Houston singing the role of the young Lorenzo da Ponte. During the 2019-2020 season, he sang in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Vienna, Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera, Don Giovanni (title role) at the Paris Opera and the Zurich Opera, and Don Giovanni (Leporello) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Luca Pisaroni also performs in concert (Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony) and he appears in recital, notably with Thomas Hampson for a series of concerts entitled No Tenors Allowed.
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