Luca Pisaroni has been hailed as one of the most captivating and versatile singers of his generation.
With a rich, dark voice that’s also startlingly agile, the Venezuelan-born, Italian-educated bass baritone Luca Pisaroni has been praised for his opera performances worldwide, and today’s recital appropriately focuses on vivid, opera-inspired songs that are full of drama and passion.
Schubert’s Three Songs D902 are showpieces that reveal the clear influence of Rossini, and they are followed by a vibrant selection from Rossini’s Péchés de vieillesse and seldom-heard gems by Meyerbeer. Pisaroni’s Liszt selection includes the beautiful Petrarch Sonnets, which display the composer’s masterful gifts as a dramatist, with characteristically virtuosic piano accompaniments delivered by German pianist Justus Zeyen.
Luca Pisaroni Bass baritone
Justus Zeyen Piano
Songs by Schubert, Rossini, Meyerbeer and Liszt