Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni made his debut with The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro).
Pisaroni was born in Venezuela in 1975. His family moved back to Italy when he was four and Pisaroni grew up in Busseto. He was introduced to opera by his grandfather, and at the age of 11 determined to become an opera singer. He studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, in Buenos Aires and New York and made his debut in 2002 at the Salzburg Festival, singing Masetto in Don Giovanni under Harnoncourt.
Pisaroni made his role debut as Leporello (Don Giovanni) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and returned there to sing Caliban (The Enchanted Island). Both productions were broadcast live in HD. He has sung Mozart's Figaro for companies and venues including Paris Opéra and the Salzburg Festival. His other roles include Rossini’s Maometto II, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Leporello. Pisaroni's two dogs, golden retriever Lenny, and miniature daschund Tristan, accompany the singer on all his travels.
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16 September 2013
The Italian singer on Le nozze di Figaro, idolizing Pavarotti and his career to date.