«Scala, the bad guy of the opera… 

 sexual blackmail during the French Revolution.» (Giuseppina Manin)

>Corriere della Sera

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«What a tragedy! Tosca fell in love with Scarpia!»

 (Anna Bandettini)

> Il Venerdì – Repubblica
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«Honeymoon at the Opera…»

«…with passions and daggers» (Simona Antonucci)

>Il Messaggero

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«Luca Salsi is among the most musically and vocally… 

 secure of today’s leading Italian opera baritones, as his portrayal of Aida’s father, the manipulative Amonasro, proved.» (John von Rhein)

>Chicago Tribune

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«Flawless, verdiano, sturdy…»

«…Luca Salsi in the role of Amonasro.» (Rubén Amón)

> El País
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«An Amonasro as powerful…»

«…as Luca Salsi’s you can’t find it every day.» (Wilhelm Sinkovicz)

>Die Presse

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«The baritone Luca Salsi, superb Rigoletto….»

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«The real star of this Rigoletto is Rigoletto himself. What a voice! What an actor! Salsi has the musical and theatrical DNA…»

«…perfect for this role. With his intense baritone voice, a voice full of color and nuances, Salsi has seduced the Amsterdam audience ad has been rightly covered by a very long ovation.»

> Theaterkrant
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«[…] the baritone Luca Salsi, in the role of a lifetime…»

«…shines as impersonating Rigoletto.»

>NH Dagblad

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«The audience at the end dedicated a generous and triumphant welcome to Luca Salsi…»

«…an authentically baritone voice with a precious colour and a natural softness that makes it delicate as velvet. Especially during his second aria, “Eri tu che macchiavi quell’anima”, Salsi reached the peak of his expressive qualities.»

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

«…he enters brusquely, like a rough country visitor entering polite society, and goes on to bring every twist and turn in his character’s thinking vividly alive.»

> Financial Times 
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«Violetta’s vocal vagueness here turns into something more solid and involving…»

«…when she encounters Luca Salsi’s Germont for their game-changing duet in Act 2. If the nuanced Italian baritone turns out to be the finest of the three principals, he appears to inspire Violetta to raise her own stakes from that crucial scene onwards.»

> The Guardian 

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Luca Salsi: «I never sang at the Royal Opera House before. I made an audition…»

«…it actually went well, but I was told that I was too young. While leaving, I thought: ‘I will come back here to sing”. And I did.»

> La Gazzetta di Parma 
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«Luca Salsi, making his Royal Opera debut, performed the scene as if he was auditioning…»

«…for Rigoletto, with Shakespearean care for text and delivery. The second verse of his aria explored parlando and mezza voce qualities as he implored Alfredo to give up his scandalous life with Violetta and return to Provence.»

> Bachtrack 
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«Luca Salsi was an excellent Giorgio Germont, endowed with a beautiful timbre…»

«…appropriate voice projection and an authentic Italian-style singing.»

> L’Ape musicale 
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«Also the third in the cast, baritone Luca Salsi…

…playing Gérard, is convincing thanks to his strong, masterfully controlled and stilistically solid voice. He proves to be versatile and credible..

> BR Klassik 
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«In this case the attraction wasn’t in the title, but in the singers…»

«…Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, and Luca Salsi, a trio of aces. […] Luca Salsi was a very convicing Gérard, especially thanks to the roundness and power of his voice, a very rare one these days, and delivered with no reticence”.»

> La Razón 
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«Luca Salsi’s Gérard turns out to be a winning vocal performance…»

«…comfortably dealing with the powerful orchestra conducted by Omer Meir Wellber.»

> Münchner Merkur 
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«Italian baritone Luca Salsi is an excellent Giorgio Germont…

«…with a firm and resonant voice that carries a lot of colour»

> MusicOMH 

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«Parma-born Luca Salsi, who appears to have sung hitherto…»

«…in every country bar the UK, is a first-rate Giorgio Germont and on this showing the Verdi baritone we’ve been waiting for. Dark of tone yet never gruff, jumping from sternness to tenderness in a twinkling, eloquent and clear, his version of Alfredo’s father succeeds in being simultaneously resolute and faltering, unyielding and compassionate, forbidding and lovable»

> Whats On Stage 
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«Salsi races to step in at the Met as Domingo succumbs to cold»

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«I will be singing a Nabucco full of colour at the Arena di Verona»

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«Salsi ‘phenomenon’ in New York…»

«…he has sung Ernani and Lucia in a few hours.»

> La Repubblica 
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«Salsi is a tour de force from soup…»

«…to nuts, his acting perfectly complementing his character’s emotional arc.» 

> Londonist 
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«The word is the foundation of everything. If you dig inside…»

«…it and if you bring each shade of its meaning to light, then the emotion flares up. This is the magic of opera»

> Amadeus 
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«Salsi, the baritone-Superman who hates Germont father»

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«Baritone Luca Salsi sings two operas consecutively»

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«Luca Salsi – as already noticed many times…»

«…- posses one of the most interesting baritone voices you can hear nowadays in our opera houses, also thanks to his very intriguing timbre and to an remarkable care for phrasing

> Traiettorie 
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«How I bewitched New York.»

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«On a moment’s notice, baritone Luca Salsi…»

«…fills in for ill Placido Domingo»

> Fox News 

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«Luca Salsi’s performance was outstanding: he was an intense…»

«…Nabucco who perfectly possess Verdi’s phrasing. Salsi was also able to grasp all the tinctures of this role and to deliver it with engaging charisma.» 

> OperaClick 
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«Luca Salsi (Germont) was magnificent. Endowed with a solid…»

«…timbre and with a soft and homogenous vocal emission, Salsi depicted a convincing character: he was tough and cruel at the beginning; then sorrowful and deeply bound to his son; desperate and contrite in the end. His singing was expressive, intense, enriched with an outstanding refinement, with delicate shades and with fully toned sonorities. The audience naturally welcomed him with a warm applause

> OperaClick 

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

«…propension for Verdi, not because he was born in Parma, but because of his voice’s qualities and his performance as an actor. The vocal delivery was outstanding, especially during “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” and “Sì, vendetta, tremenda vendetta”. He has also got a very clear timbre, a sharp and uniform emission and an elegant and restrained manner.»

> GBOpera 
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«Luca Salsi: a baritone for Verdi» 

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«An Act II between Salsi and Gimadieva both making their Royal Opera debuts that night…

…was absolutely one of the highlights of the show. The two brought out incredible emotional responses from each other, and Salsi’s final notes by himself, unaccompanied by the orchestra even, prompted outbursts of “bravo!” from the audience.»

> A Younger Theatre 
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«The real winner of that night was rather the Francesco Foscari of Luca Salsi, nicknamed “Superman”…

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«In the role of his enemy Lord Enrico Ashton, Luca Salsi sang…

…the unscrupulous brother of Lucia, with an extraordinary presence and a powerful voice that has convinced with no doubts.»

> Bachtrack 

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«Luca Salsi (Macbeth) showed an extraordinary phrasing…

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«For the authentic Francesco Foscari we are waiting for Luca Salsi, who will be playing from March 15 for the last four performances…

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«He is known as the super-baritone. Since he sang two different operas in the same day last year, Luca Salsi – 40 year old from Parma and great Verdian voice…

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«Luca Salsi was a terrific Ford. The baritone managed to convey the jealous husband’s discomfiture…

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«..; Luca Salsi was thrillingly lusty as her pursuer Gérard, a true Baron Scarpia prototype.

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«Man konnte Carlo Gérard (Luca Salsi) da gut verstehen, wenn er in den ersten Minuten con Umberto Giordanos Oper “Andrea Chénier”…

…mit Maechtigem Bariton gegen die “gepuderte und eitle Welt” watterte, in der er nur Diener sein durfte.

> Der Bund  

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«Luca Salsi is formidable as the rebellious major-domo Carlo Gérard who wrecks the nobilty’s party with a rant against oppression…

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« Nur laut schmetterte Luca Salsi als gegenwaertiger Gérard vom Chenier-Dienst seine Phrasen.

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