The Italian baritone Luca Salsi appears regularly at the world’s leading opera houses, among them the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Bavarian and Berlin State Operas, the Washington National Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and the Teatro Real in Madrid, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2015 as Don Carlo in a concert performance of Ernani under Riccardo Muti, returning two years later as Amonasro (Aida), also under Muti. At the 2019 Salzburg Festival Luca Salsi sang the title role in Simon Boccanegra under Valery Gergiev, and in 2021 he sang Scarpia in a concert performance of Tosca at the Whitsun Festival under Zubin Mehta.
Among the other conductors with whom Luca Salsi has worked are Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Luisotti, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, Myung-Whun Chung, Michele Mariotti and Alberto Zedda.
Luca Salsi has taken part in four new productions to open new seasons at La Scala: in 2017 he appeared as Gérard (Andrea Chénier), in 2019 as Scarpia, in 2020 in a gala concert entitled A riveder le stelle and in 2021 in the title role of Macbeth, which he also sang at the 2018 Verdi Festival in Parma and for the opening of the 2018/19 season at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Other highlights include his role debuts as Iago (Otello) with the Berlin Philharmonic and as Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti.
In January 2021 Luca Salsi made his role debut as Ernesto in Bellini’s Il pirata at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, followed by performances as Rodrigo (Don Carlo) at the Teatro Pavarotti in Modena, as Rigoletto in Florence, Venice and London, and as Amonasro, Germont (La traviata) and Nabucco at the Arena di Verona. In the 2021/22 season he has appeared as Nabucco and Scarpia in Madrid, as Iago in Munich and as Renato (Un ballo in maschera) at La Scala.
Future engagements include Amonasro at the Vienna and Munich State Operas, Scarpia and Macbeth in Barcelona, Amonasro, Germont and Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, Macbeth at La Scala and in Naples, and Scarpia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.