Luca Salsi

Luca Salsi


Mar 28th, 2018 “Simon Boccanegra”: Petruzzelli

Luca Salsi makes his debut in the title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra for the opening of Teatro ..

Mar 26th, 2018 “Andrea Chénier”: Wiener Staatsoper

After his huge success at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Teatro alla Scala for the opening of Season 2017/2018, Luca Salsi ..

Mar 25th, 2018 Recital: Oper Frankfurt

Luca Salsi will make his house-debut at the Oper Frankfurt on December 18 with a recital dedicated to Carpani, Salieri, ..


Praised by «Il Sole 24 Ore» for “his beautiful voice, one that can be singled out from a crowded stage: penetrating, rich, polished, powerful and fresh”, Luca Salsi was born in San Secondo Parmense. He graduated as a singer at Parma’s Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” under the guidance of soprano Lucetta Bizza and then went on to master his technique with baritone Carlo Meliciani. He’s been able to rapidly walk the stages of the main opera houses worldwide: New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House in London, Bayerische Staatsoper, Washington National Opera, Salzburg Festival, Los Angeles Opera, Berlin’s Staatsoper, Liceu de Barcelona, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Festival Puccini at Torre del Lago, Amesterdam’s Concertgebouw, Teatro Regio di Torino and Teatro Real in Madrid. He has worked with important conductors such as Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon, Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Luisotti, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, Alberto Zedda; as well as prestigious stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Werner Herzog, Antony Minghella, Franco Zeffirelli and David McVicar. During the 2012/2013 Season he made his debut at the Liceu de Barcelona as Don Carlo in La Forza del Destino, which was followed by several other important Verdi debuts such as Macbeth, Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Francesco Foscari (I Due Foscari), and Nabucco at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Riccardo Muti. He opened the 2013/2014 Season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra singing Macbeth, again conducted by Riccardo Muti. Among his engagements in the last seasons: Un Ballo In Maschera in Bologna, Lucia Di Lammermoor and Don Carlo at the MET in New York (where he made the headlines singing Ernani on the same day he sang Lucia di Lammermoor), La Traviata in Turin, London and Munich,Nabucco in Verona, Macbeth and Nabucco in Barcelona, Rigoletto in Madrid, I Due Foscari at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Falstaff in Chicago, Macbeth in Stockholm – under the baton of Riccardo Muti – Nabucco and Rigoletto in Rome, in Ernani and in Il Templario at the Salzburg Festival.

More recently, Luca Salsi has opened La Scala’s new season in Andrea Chénier, the 2018 Festival Verdi in Parma with Macbeth, Season 2018/2019 of Teatro La Fenice (once again as Macbeth, in a new production by Damiano Michieletto with Myung-whun Chung conducting); he has sung in three different titles at the Metropolitan in New York (Il Trovatore, Lucia Di Lamermoor and Luisa Miller), in Don Carlo at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, in Macbeth under the baton of Riccardo Muti (in Florence and Ravenna), in Ernani at Teatro alla Scala; in La traviata at the Opéra de Paris. He has made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Nabucco in December.

In the near future, he will play in Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper; in Un ballo in maschera at Naples’ Teatro San Carlo, in Otello at the Baden-Baden Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Zubin Mehta and with Bob Wilson’s staging; in Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburg Festival (under the baton of Valery Gergiev and in a new staging by Andreas Kriegenburg).



    Umberto Giordano

    January 6, 9, 11 & 15, 2019

    Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra
    Wiener Staatsoper Choir

    Frédéric Chaslin, conductor

    Otto Schenk, staging

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    Giuseppe Verdi

    January 27 & 30; February 3 & 6, 2019

    Teatro Petruzzelli Orchestra and Chorus

    Jordi Bernàcer, conductor

    Arnaud Bernard, director

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    Giuseppe Verdi

    February 22, 24, 26 & 28, 2019

    Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Choir

    Donato Renzetti, conductor

    Leo Muscato, director

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    March 4, 2019

    Music by Carpani, Salieri, Beethoven, Belletti, Respighi, Campana, Pinsuti, Liszt, Leoncavallo, Franchetti, Mascagni, Cilea and Verdi

    Beatrice Benzi, piano

    > Teatro alla Scala

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    Giacomo Puccini

    May 29, June 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 19 & 23, 2019

    Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

    Dan Ettinger, conductor

    Pierre Audi, staging

    > Opéra national de Paris

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    Giuseppe Verdi

    August 15, 18, 20, 24, 27, 29, 2019

    Wiener Philharmoniker

    Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus

    Valery Gergiev, direttore

    Andreas Kriegenburg, regia

    > Salzburger Festspiele

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Press Review


    «Luca Salsi’s experienced Giorgio Germont clearly knows his role inside out…»
    > Financial Times


    «The audience at the end dedicated a generous and triumphant welcome…»
    > L’opera


    guardian«Violetta’s vocal vagueness here turns into something more solid and involving when…»
    > The Guardian


    «Salsi si precipita al Met per sostituire un indisposto Domingo»
    > BBC 


    «Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) is a baritone with an authentic…»
    > GBOpera 


    «Salsi ‘phenomenon’ in New York…»
    > La Repubblica


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