With ten years of professional singing under his belt, Luca Pisaroni is starting to make big waves. Here is a well-disciplined voice with a personality, whose owner is good actor and has a charming stage presence.
You might have caught him in Giorgio Strehler's legendary production of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra Bastille in 2010 where he was part of an extraordinary cast including Barbara Frittoli and Ekaterina Syurina. If you didn't it's not too late as the performance was recorded and will be released later this year.
And if you didn't catch him already this year, (that's right, he got in fast on New Year's day) here is a clip of the Venice New Year's Concert with Pisaroni singing La calunnia è un venticello from Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.