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Luca Pisaroni Bass baritone
Justus Zeyen Piano
Songs by Schubert, Rossini, Meyerbeer and Liszt
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 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.
‘Lithe and handsome, Pisaroni has an attractive stage presence, and his singing was mellifluous and expressive.’ San Francisco Chronicle
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Thursday 23 August 11.00am
The Queen’s Hall
£29 £26 £21 £17.50 £11 £8
1 hour 45 minutes approximately
The Queen's Hall 85 - 89 Clerk Street
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