Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, one of the most charismatic and versatile singers performing today, shares his distinct talent with the Mondavi Center audience. Since his debut at age 26 with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pisaroni has continued to bring his compelling artistry to the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and festivals. While he originally made his mark with Mozart, he has expanded his repertoire with signature interpretations of works by Beethoven, Schönberg, Rossini, Brahms, Bach and Mendelssohn just to name a few.
Passionate about the song repertory, during the 2012-13 season pianist Jonathan Ware was artistic co-director of Schubert and Company, a year-long festival devoted to the performance of the complete Schubert Lieder in New York. Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, he brings this expertise as he joins Luca Pisaroni on the Mondavi Center stage.