On February 19, Luca Pisaroni returned to the series after having performed in 2012 with his father-in-law, renowned baritone Thomas Hampson. Pisaroni’s recital was hot on the heels of his return to the Metropolitan Opera’s Don Giovanni where he garnered rave reviews. His program, beautifully accompanied by Craig Terry on piano, consisted of songs that showcased his thrilling vocal artistry, charisma and acting skills.
Pisaroni started his program with the songs of Italian composers, which left one guest to rave: “His Stefano Donaudy and Francesco Paulo Tosti songs were among the most beautiful renditions I have ever heard – wonderful phrasing, long breath, gorgeous sound and honest singing.”
Wrapping up the evening, Pisaroni sang two songs by George and Ira Gershwin, a stunning version of “Embraceable You”and a sexy and humorous “Just Another Rhumba,” before closing with Cole Porter’s “Night and Day.”
Photo by Steve J. Sherman