Baritone Luca Pisaroni made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2007 as Masetto in Don Giovanni. A native of Busseto, Italy, he studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan before making his professional debut in the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro in Klagenfurt in 2001. Pisaroni has since appeared at major opera houses and festivals around the world in leading Mozartean parts such as the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, Netherlands Opera, London’s Barbican Theatre, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Santa Fe Opera, and Madrid’s Teatro Real; Publio (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Met, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and the Salzburg Festival (available on DVD from TDK); Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at Netherlands Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival (available on DVD from Opus Arte), and Paris Opera; and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Pisaroni’s recent engagements include Achilla (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), the title role of Cavalli’s Ercole amante (Hercules in Love), Guglielmo, and Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) at La Monnaie in Brussels. Other career highlights include Colline (La Bohème) at Paris Opera and the Teatro Real in Madrid; Alidoro (La Cenerentola) in Santiago, Chile; Achilla at Opera Colorado; and Hercules (Alceste) and Douglas d’Angus (La Donna del Lago) at the Salzburg Festival.