Luca Salsi

Luca Salsi


Mar 31st, 2018 “Otello”: Baden-Baden

I am sorry to cancel my debut as Jago in Otello at Baden-Baden Festival next April. Unfortunately I cracked three ribs ..

Mar 30th, 2018 “Recital”: Teatro alla Scala

Following his success in I due Foscari in 2016, in Andrea Chénier for the opening of Season 2017/2018 and more recently in ..

Mar 29th, 2018 “Un ballo in maschera”: San Carlo

On February 22 Luca Salsi will return to Naples’ Teatro San Carlo as Renato in Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi. The ..


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 Massimo di Palermo, 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, Michele Mariotti, 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, Damiano Michieletto and David McVicar.

Recently Luca Salsi has opened La Scala’s Season 2017/2018 in Andrea Chénier, the 2018 Festival Verdi in Parma with Macbeth and Teatro La Fenice’s Season 2018/2019 (again as Macbeth, in a new staging by Damiano Michieletto and 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, in Nabucco and Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper.

In March 2019 he has also starred as a recitalist at Teatro alla Scala with a program that combines music and the great Italian poetry, involving Respighi, Bocaccio, Campana, Dante, Liszt and Petrarca, through six centuries of history.

In the near future he will playin Otello (role-debut as Iago) at the Baden-Baden Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Zubin Mehta and in Bob Wilson’s staging (with reruns as concert performances at Berlin Philharmonie), in Tosca at Opéra de Paris, in a new production of Simon Boccanegra by Andreas Kriegenburg with Valery Gergiev conducting at the Salzburg Festival and in Cavalleria rusticana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Riccardo Muti.



    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

    June 29; July 4 & 7, 2019

    Orchestra, Coro, Ballo e Tecnici dell’Arena di Verona

    Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor

    Franco Zeffirelli, staging and set design

    > Arena di Verona

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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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    Giuseppe Verdi

    February 26 & 29; March 5, 9, 13 & 19, 2020

    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

    Betrand de Billy, conductor

    Michael Mayer, staging

    > Metropolitan Opera

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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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